ERIC Number: ED366569
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Echoes II: Influences in Elementary School Physical Education.
Allison, Pamela C., Ed.
Articles published in the past few years documenting thinking about various topics on physical education for children are combined in the six sections of this book. The first section, "Perspectives on Elementary School Physical Education," provides eight articles on elementary school physical education, movement programs, and physical fitness. The second section, "Foundations for Elementary School Physical Education," includes five articles which illustrate the importance of sound foundational knowledge in developing appropriate movement experiences for children. Section 3, "Curriculum Considerations," presents a variety of topics: theoretical constructs of elementary school physical education, program goals, content, competition, gender role stereotyping, public relations, legal issues, and HIV/AIDS. Ten articles in section 4, "Pedagogical Considerations," provide a framework for examining instructional theory and professional practice. Section 5, "Teacher Education for Elementary School Physical Education," highlights the preparation of students as elementary school physical educators (three of five articles are from a conference sponsored by the Council on Physical Education for Children). The final section, "Research on Children and Children's Physical Education," addresses the following topics for researchers' attention: fitness, test reliability, academic learning time in physical education, and student decision-making. (Contains approximately 60 references.) (LL)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Research, Elementary Education, Foundations of Education, Higher Education, Movement Education, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Program Content, Teacher Education Programs, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Reston, VA. National Association for Sport and Physical Education.