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ERIC Number: EJ914301
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0730-3084
How to Raise the Status of Physical Education at Your School
Lux, Karen M.
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), v81 n8 p40-42, 56 Oct 2010
Research has indicated that physical education (PE) teachers report feeling isolated, having limited (or no) access to resources, and struggling to be perceived as legitimate professionals by other teachers, students, administrators, and parents. As time and resources for PE continue to be reduced, PE's marginal status is intensified. This article identifies strategies used by physical educators who have successfully elevated PE's status at their school. Based on a rigorous exploration of this area, five strategies are proposed: (1) create "PE wallpaper," (2) "see and be seen," (3) "walk the walk," (4) extend "the olive branch," and (5) become involved in "academic" matters.
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:; 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