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ERIC Number: EJ844917
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-0748-8491
Educating through the Physical--Rationale
Eldar, Eitan; Ayvazo, Shiri
Education and Treatment of Children, v32 n3 p471-486 Aug 2009
Social competence is essential for successful performance in school and life. Siedentop (1980) suggested that physical education settings and related activities may serve as useful vehicles for improving pro-social skills and values. Physical education literature draws a clear distinction between educating about, in, and through movement (Arnold, 1988, 1999). Despite a notable proliferation of pro-social programs in physical education curricula, a clear rationale for teaching pro-social skills through physical education was yet to be provided. This paper presents a rationale for why educating for pro-social skills through physical education-related activities and offers examples to aid teachers and clinicians in tailoring their environments towards the acquisition of pro-social skills. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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