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ERIC Number: ED352357
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jan
Pages: 248
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-89333-101-5
Healthy from the Start: New Perspectives on Childhood Fitness. Teacher Education Monograph, No. 15.
Leppo, Marjorie L., Ed.; Summerfield, Liane M., Ed.
The physical fitness status of children ages 6-12 is the topic of discussion in this monograph. The publication is organized into 4 major sections and 17 chapters. The first section, "An Introduction to Childhood Fitness," includes 3 chapters: (1) Status of Physical Fitness in U.S. Children; (2) The Public Health Perspective: Implications for the Elementary Physical Education Curriculum; and (3) Understanding Children's Physical Activity Participation and Physical Fitness: The Motivation Factor. Section Two, "Fitness Education and Programming," presents the following chapters: (4) Trainability of Prepubescent Children: Current Theories and Training Considerations; (5) Fitness Activities for Children with Disabilities; (6) Weight Control and Obesity; (7) Fitness Education: A Comprehensive Multidisciplinary Approach; and (8) Family and School Partnerships in Fitness. The third section, "Fitness Assessment," includes 4 chapters: (9) Physical Fitness Assessment; (10) Motor Fitness: A Precursor to Physical Fitness; (11) Fitness Testing for Children with Disabilities; and (12) The Evaluation of Children's Growth and Its Impact upon Health-related Fitness. The final section, "Fitness Applications for the Practitioner," is composed of 5 chapters: (13) Energizing Strategies for Motivating Children toward Fitness; (14) Academic and Physical: A Model for Integration of Fitness Concepts; (15) Teaching Fitness Concepts; (16) Game Boards That Promote Participation in Fitness Activities and the Learning of Basic Fitness Concepts; and (17) A Practitioiner's Guide for Marketing Children's Fitness Programs. The document concludes with figures, tables, and an extensive bibliography. (LL)
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Teacher Education, Washington, DC.