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ERIC Number: EJ912867
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 10
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0892-4562
C.P.R.: Promoting Cooperation, Participation and Respect in Physical Education
Meaney, Karen S.; Kopf, Kelcie
Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, v24 n2 p29-32 Nov-Dec 2010
The Health, Exercise, and Sport Science (HESS) faculty at Texas Tech University, along with many of its graduate and undergraduate students, have been working with overweight youth since the Fun & Fit program launched in 2004. The collaborative effort between Tech and the Lubbock Independent School District, funded by a Carol M. White Physical Education grant from the United States Department of Education, was designed to create positive experiences in physical activity and promote healthy lifestyle choices among overweight minority children. It also provided a service-learning opportunity, giving HESS students plentiful opportunities to hone their teaching skills and interact with diverse children while providing benefits to an underserved population. The two primary goals of Fun & Fit were to create an atmosphere and structure in which the third, fourth, and fifth graders experienced enjoyment and success in physical activities, and to increase their nutritional knowledge during the twice-a-week, 90-minute sessions. In this article, the authors discuss three focal points for the program, namely (1) cooperation; (2) participation; and (3) respect. By using the first letter of each focal point, "C.P.R." certification became a critical component of the program. (Contains 1 figure.)
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. 1900 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191. Tel: 800-213-7193; Fax: 703-476-9527; e-mail: info@aahperd.org; Web site: http://www.aahperd.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas