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ERIC Number: EJ804538
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Feb
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-0033-6297
"An Affirmation of the Abilities of Woman": Women's Contributions to the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education
Park, Roberta J.
Quest, v58 n1 p6-19 Feb 2006
Women attained leadership roles within the American Physical Education Association much earlier than in organizations like the American Medical Association and the American Physiological Society. Women also were members of the American Academy of Physical Education before its official founding in 1930. Archival records and responses by current members suggest that, for most part, they believe that their experiences have been positive. Since 1941, 18 women have been elected AAKPE president. Between 1951, when the publishing of papers/responses at annual meetings began, and 1979, contributions by women ranged from about 33-44%. Since 1980, the percentage has declined as has the number of women elected to Academy membership. This paper presents a brief history of women within the AAKPE and suggests possible reasons for the recent decline. (Contains 2 tables and 8 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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