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ERIC Number: EJ1048895
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0730-3084
The Physical Education Hall of Shame, Part IV: More Inappropriate Games, Activities, and Practices
Williams, Neil F.
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, v86 n1 p36-39 2015
The development of positive attitudes toward lifelong participation in sport-related physical activities through quality school-based programs is a critical goal for the physical education profession. Scientific evidence indicates that a physically active lifestyle helps to prevent disease, improve health, and increase longevity. Physical educators should be teaching children to become active for a lifetime, but regrettably, school-based physical education programs often discourage students because many of their games, activities, and teaching practices reflect a lack of critical thinking and are exclusionary, counterproductive, or contraindicated. The Physical Education Hall of Shame is composed of inappropriate games, activities, and teaching practices, and was established so that physical educators might become more reflective practitioners of their profession. Seven new "inductees" are analyzed in this article: tug of war, capture the flag, climb the rope, all-star lines, athletes sit out on game days, shirts vs. skins, and attendance taken while students sit in squad lines. [Parts I, II, and III of "The Physical Education Hall of Shame," by Neil F. Williams, appeared respectively in "Journal of Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance," v63(6), p57-60 (1992); v65(2), p17-20 (1994); and v67(8), p45-48 (1996).]
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Language: English
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