ERIC Number: EJ867685
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 2
Engaging Urban Youths in Physical Education and Physical Activity: Introduction
Murgia, Carla, Ed.; McCullick, Bryan, Ed.
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), v80 n8 p25-26 Oct 2009
It cannot be denied that urban youths are underserved in almost every way one could imagine, especially in health care and education funding. Furthermore, the lack of these cornerstones is likely to be perpetuated unless everyone chips in what they can to stymie poverty's impact. As a profession, we claim to be able to make a difference in the physical, affective, and cognitive development of children. Therefore it seems logical that engaging urban youths in physical education and physical activity should be one of our goals. This special feature includes articles from the presentations made at the 2009 All-Academy Symposium about how each of the six NASPE academies influences or addresses "Engaging Urban Youths in Physical Education and Physical Activity."
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Participation, Motivation, Child Health, Wellness, Health Promotion, Disadvantaged Youth, Physical Education, Physical Activities, Urban Youth, Cognitive Development, Physical Development, Social Development
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