ERIC Number: ED347155
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Physical Education Framework. Grades 1-6.
Texas Education Agency, Austin.
This publication is designed to assist administrators, curriculum planners, and teachers in developing optimal physical education programs under Texas State Board of Education rules; it is not a curriculum guide, but rather reflects rules and legal mandates and presents suggestions for their implementation. An introduction discusses the concept of physical education, characteristics of a quality program, and laws affecting physical education. A major section, "Administrative Considerations," reviews: the areas of responsibility commonly assigned to administrators; administrative support, funding, and budgeting; state time requirements; the role of the essential elements of instruction; scheduling for a quality program; providing instruction for students with medical conditions; considerations for class size; keeping competition in perspective; teacher training and assignment; the role of paraprofessionals; evaluation for program improvement; safety concerns; program facilities; equipment and supplies; school and community relations; and physical fitness. A second major section, "The Instructional Program," is geared to teachers and incorporates components of the program, scope and sequence, role of district curriculum guides, developing daily lesson plans, teaching strategies and methodologies, remediation and reteaching, linkages with the essential elements of other subject areas, and evaluation of student performance. The final section is entitled "Special Student Populations and Physical Education." Eleven appendices contain examples of resources that will be of assistance to both administrators and teachers. (LL)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Lesson Plans, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Program Administration, Program Design, Program Guides, Special Needs Students, State Standards
Publications Distributions Office, Texas Education Agency, 1701 North Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701-1494 ($3).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.