ERIC Number: ED348784
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
The Right Stuff: Developmentally Appropriate Physical Education for Early Childhood Preschool through Grade Two for All Children.
Wessel, Janet A.; Holland, Bernard V.
This paper focuses on physical education for students in preschool (3 to 5 years) and primary grades K-2 (5 to 7 years). It describes developmentally appropriate practices as a set of indicators for high quality play and motor skills programs for all children, including children with special needs. The paper also describes and recommends an outcome driven decision making model to integrate the identified quality program indicators for making instructional and curricular decisions to serve all children. The paper notes changing demographics that bring new faces to schools and challenge the shape of school programs. It describes "best practices" derived and adapted from developmentally appropriate practices in general education, early childhood education, learning and movement principles, and early childhood special education. Specific attention is given to how these predictors of quality programs become integrated into a service delivery system tailored to meet the needs of each child, through teacher and instructional adaptations and improvements. Selection of relevant preschool play and motor skills teaching materials is also addressed. (Contains 26 references). (JDD)
Descriptors: Adapted Physical Education, Curriculum Development, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Educational Objectives, Educational Quality, Instructional Development, Instructional Effectiveness, Models, Motor Development, Physical Education, Psychomotor Skills, Skill Development, Standards, Student Educational Objectives
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (Indianapolis, IN, April, 1992).