ERIC Number: ED383151
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Adapted Physical Education National Standards.
Kelly, Luke E.
These national standards document basic competencies required for individuals providing adapted physical education services. They define qualifications for professionals in this field and the knowledge and skills needed by individuals preparing for the certification examination. An introduction describes the development of the standards, including findings from a survey of the current roles, responsibilities, and perceived needs of practicing adapted physical educators. Fifteen standards are then presented, delineating content that should be known by all physical educators and additional content that should be learned by adapted physical educators. In addition, examples of applications that adapted physical educators would be expected to demonstrate are provided. The 15 standards cover the following areas: human development, motor behavior, exercise science, measurement and evaluation, history and philosophy, unique attributes of learners and considerations for professional practice, curriculum theory and development, assessment, instructional design and planning, teaching, consultation and staff development, program evaluation, continuing education, ethics, and communication. Appendices include information about the National Consortium for Physical Education and Recreation for Individuals with Disabilities and a glossary. (Contains 90 references.) (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Adapted Physical Education, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Exercise Physiology, Knowledge Level, Motor Development, National Standards, Physical Education Teachers, Student Evaluation, Teacher Certification, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Role
Human Kinetics, P.O. Box 5076, Champaign, IL 61825-5076 ($25).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Personnel Preparation.
Authoring Institution: National Consortium for Physical Education and Recreation for Individuals with Disabilities.