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ERIC Number: EJ1149679
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0730-3084
Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs in Middle Schools
Beddoes, Zack; Castelli, Darla M.
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, v88 n6 p26-32 2017
Physical activity declines among children in their tweens and teens. To address physical inactivity as a health risk, national organizations are endorsing the implementation of comprehensive school physical activity programs (CSPAPs). The purpose of this article is to describe the history of school-coordinated approaches to addressing health issues and to provide steps for implementing CSPAPs in middle-school settings. The current need, theoretical-based rationale, how-to steps, and strategies for overcoming barriers are included. The article also includes sample artifacts from effective middle school CSPAPs and identifies multiple resources for CSPAP implementation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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