ERIC Number: EJ699344
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Feb-1
Reference Count: 12
Bicycle Safety: Sport Education Style
Sinelnikov, Oleg A.; Hastie, Peter A.; Cole, Amy; Schneulle, Deanna
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), v76 n2 p24 Feb 2005
Although the benefits of regular physical activity are well-documented and very well known, Americans are still becoming more sedentary and obese. As some experts envision the potential of nonmotorized transport in the future, especially in urban settings, it is not surprising that diverse groups view walking and bicycling as a solution to an array of problems. However, safety concerns and a limited availability of places where people can walk or bike safely, combined with a lack of necessary skills and knowledge, tend to inhibit students from walking or biking to school regularly. One way to reduce these concerns is through quality bicycle safety education in schools. This article details a 15-lesson plan for a sport education bicycle-safety season that was conducted at Ogletree Elementary School in Auburn, Alabama. Taught to students in the fourth grade, the season consisted of teaching and practice days, interspersed with competition.
Descriptors: Safety, Physical Education, Physical Activities, Grade 4, Safety Education, Course Content
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD), 1900 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191. Tel: 800-213-7193, ext. 493 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 4
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alabama