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ERIC Number: ED449159
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 49
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-87367-652-1
An Invitation to Physical Education. Fastback 452.
Chandler, Gary L.
This booklet, which is based on the philosophy of invitational education, focuses on physical education. It is designed to encourage educators to become aware of the messages they send to students; messages that are general and subtle as well as messages that are direct, specific, and personal. This awareness leads to becoming consistently, intentionally inviting. After an introduction, the booklet focuses on: "The Invitational Education Philosophy" (four assumptions of invitational practice and four categories of invitational practice); "The Role of the Inviting Physical Educator"; "Basic Techniques of Invitational Physical Education" (using the power of an invitation, focusing on individuals, collaborating with colleagues, and exercising honesty, responsibility, and persistence); "Invitational Strategies for Physical Education" (creating an inviting physical environment, using effective people skills, making specialized invitations, working on attitude, and involving others); and "Inventory of Physical Education Invitations." The booklet concludes that the principles and strategies of invitational education can transform physical education into a positive, affirming experience for all students. A list of resources is included. (SM)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.