ERIC Number: ED542225
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1932
Reference Count: 0
Physical Education and Health Education as a Part of All General Teacher-Training Curricula. Bulletin, 1932, No. 10
Ready, Marie M.
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior
In a recent survey, Physical Education in City Public Schools, Physical Education Series No. 10, published by the Office of Education, the fact was pointed out that in many cities, the program of physical education in elementary schools is carried on largely by the regular grade teachers. While in many instances, special supervisors of physical education assist these teachers in planning and carrying on a suitable program, it is evident that the success or the failure of the work depends largely on the training of the regular grade teacher for handling the work. In view of this fact, this study was made of the status of physical education and health education (or hygiene) as required subjects in all teacher-training curricula given by institutions of higher education. It is limited to the general curricula which prepare students for teaching in the kindergarten, elementary, and high schools, including all general curricula for teaching in the rural schools. The investigation included 25 city public normal schools, 69 State normal schools, 142 teachers colleges, 107 publicly controlled colleges and universities, and 552 privately controlled colleges and universities. The information was secured from the catalogues of the institutions. The material collected was recorded on a questionnaire which was sent to each institution to be collected or approved. In general, the information presented in limited to the institutions returning the questionnaires. However, some additional supplemental information taken from the catalogues of a few other institutions is included. (Contains 4 footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Health Education, Physical Education, Teacher Education, National Surveys, Hygiene, Teacher Education Curriculum, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Public Schools, State Schools, Private Schools, Private Colleges, Kindergarten, High Schools, Questionnaires, Standards, Student Teaching
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; High Schools; Higher Education; Kindergarten
Authoring Institution: United States Department of the Interior, Office of Education (ED)