ERIC Number: EJ867690
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
What's Skill Got to Do With It? A Developmental Approach to Promoting Physical Activity in Urban Youths
Goodway, Jacqueline D.
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), v80 n8 p38-40 Oct 2009
Little attention has been given to the developmental process of "how children learn to move" and the changing role that emerging motor competence may play in children and youths' physical activity levels as they grow. But we need to recognize that there is a developmental trajectory to physical activity and the factors that affect it if we are going to get urban youths to be physically active. This article discusses the role that motor competence can play in promoting and sustaining youth physical activity and describes how motor competence can be improved in young children.
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Urban Youth, Young Children, Child Development, Health Related Fitness, Child Health, Program Descriptions, Educational Principles, At Risk Students, Access to Education, Psychomotor Skills, Motor Development, Movement Education, Developmental Delays, Competence, Hispanic Americans, African Americans, Preschool Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
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