ERIC Number: EJ815779
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Aug
Reference Count: 28
The Thirty-Eighth Amy Morris Homans Commemorative Lecture 2004: A Sense of Connection and Direction
Kovar, Susan K.
Quest, v56 n3 p267-284 Aug 2004
In this article, the author discusses the importance of physical education teachers' link to their past and to their sense of connection with their professional family, National Association for Physical Education in Higher Education (NAPEHE). She relates how she traces her physical lineage directly back to Amy Morris Homans through her undergraduate work at the University of Nebraska. Homans, who was the appointed director of the Boston Normal School of Gymnastics (BNSG), was instrumental in making women central to the success of her mission by preparing them to be administrators (not just instructors of physical education) and placing them in selected positions across the country to spread physical education for women. The author relates that she also thinks of the professionals in NAPEHE as her cosmic colleagues who assist, accept, encourage and, when necessary, call her "on the carpet." Her relationship with these colleagues has benefited from a number of lessons she learned early on in life. Here, she shares the valuable lessons that had proven helpful in her professional life.
Descriptors: Physical Education, Females, Physical Education Teachers, Athletics, Teacher Expectations of Students, College Faculty, Teacher Influence, Administrators, Educational History, Undergraduate Students, Undergraduate Study
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nebraska