ERIC Number: EJ853629
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Reference Count: 3
The Eighteenth Delphine Hanna Commemorative Lecture 2009: The Times Are a Changing--Implications for Kinesiology
Dunn, John M.
Quest, v61 n3 p268-277 Aug 2009
The demographics of the United States are changing dramatically with a significant shift in the racial and ethnic mix. This creates enormous opportunities for all of society, including the field of kinesiology, to be far more inclusive in its curricular and research approaches. The history of kinesiology as a field, however, is one that has not been responsive to the preparation of teachers, faculty, and scholars who represent and are cognizant of the needs of the minority community. The world is also shrinking in that today people instantly know much more about what is happening anywhere on the globe. This brings with it the clear recognition that intellect, creativity, goodness, and positive variables associated with the best in humanity exist in every corner of the world. Unfortunately, there are hate, jealousy, greed, and misdirected minds found throughout the international community. In this article, the author focuses on some of the challenges directly affecting institutions of higher education and offers a few thoughts and suggestions on the changes needed to better enhance physical educators' own viability and, thus, strengthen their commitments to serve society.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Role of Education, Teacher Responsibility, Social Responsibility, Educational History, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Accountability, Access to Education, Budgets, Educational Finance, Global Approach, Student Diversity, Public Opinion, Educational Change, Social Development, Citizenship Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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