ERIC Number: ED415200
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Wisconsin's Model Academic Standards for Physical Education.
Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
Wisconsin's Department of Public Instruction, in collaboration with Wisconsin citizens, developed academic standards in 12 curricular areas. The physical education standards go beyond emphasizing mastery of individual student areas--they weave five essential characteristics of literate individuals throughout: application of the basics, ability to think, skill in communication, production of quality work, and connections with community. The seven focus areas for physical education standards are: (1) exhibiting a physically active lifestyle; (2) demonstrating competency in many forms of movement and proficiency in some; (3) applying concepts and principles of movement to the learning and development of physical skills; (4) understanding that physical activity provides opportunities for enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and social interaction; (5) achieving and maintaining a health-enhancing level of physical fitness; (6) demonstrating responsible personal and social behavior in physical activity settings; and (7) demonstrating understanding and respect for differences among people in physical activity settings. Content and performance standards are detailed for grades 4, 8, and 12. (SM)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Comprehensive School Health Education, Critical Thinking, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Health Promotion, Physical Education, Problem Solving, Program Development, Public Education, State Boards of Education, State Standards, Student Educational Objectives
Publication Sales, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Drawer 179, Milwaukee, WI 53293-0179; phone 800-243-8782 (Bulletin No. 98304).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin