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ERIC Number: EJ1100490
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0730-3084
Making a Difference: TPSR, a New Wave of Youth Development Changing Lives One Stroke at a Time
Beale, Angela
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, v87 n5 p31-34 2016
This article was inspired by a belief in the need to connect physical education with community-based physical activity programming in minority communities. The initial steps of this reflective narrative were described in a previous article. This article describes a program called Project Guard: Make A Splash E.N.D. (End Needless Drowning), a unique collaboration among a school district and several community-based organizations. Project Guard was designed to address two goals: (1) to combine physical education, swimming instruction, water safety and lifesaving skills to prevent drowning in minority communities (i.e., African American and Hispanic/Latino populations); and (2) to equip high school students with relevant and inspiring educational experiences that will enable them to take control of their lives, shape their career goals, imagine future endeavors, and become active participants in their scholastic journey. In this article I will describe how and why I was encouraged to create an urban initiative inspired by the teaching personal and social responsibility (TPSR) model and the TPSR Alliance, and share how other physical education professionals have joined this extension of the TPSR Alliance community of practice in urban low-income and minority communities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York
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