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ERIC Number: EJ908483
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1445-8918
The Curriculum Future of Health and Physical Education in Australia: A National Statement and National Action Plan
Emmel, Jeff
ACHPER Australia Healthy Lifestyles Journal, v55 n2-3 p38-39 2008
The Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER) is developing a National Statement on the curriculum importance and future of Health and Physical Education in Australia. This initiative is in response to national curriculum developments and emerging new policy directions of the Australian Government that seem to equate education with "productivity" and provide a narrow perspective on "core curriculum". ACHPER is also preparing an Action plan that will seek to; (1) actively and constructively contribute to the ongoing debates relating to a National Curriculum and the current Review of the National Declaration on the Goals of Schooling; (2) provide a timely and considered response to the Federal government's policy proposals for education; and (3) present proposals and recommendations that can be the basis of ongoing productive partnerships in policy and curriculum development. In this article, the author describes ACHPER's national statement and action plan and presents principles underpinning a national statement and national action plan.
Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation. 214 Port Road PO Box 304, Hindmarsh, SA 5007, Australia. Tel: +61-8-8340-3388; Fax: +61-8-8340-3399; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia