ERIC Number: EJ926117
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
Teach the Children Well: A Holistic Approach to Developing Psychosocial and Behavioral Competencies through Physical Education
Weiss, Maureen R.
Quest, v63 n1 p55-65 Feb 2011
The goal of a positive youth development perspective is the promotion of healthy physical and psychosocial development in young people. This approach consists of social-contextual features (e.g., teacher behaviors, classroom structure, student activities) that help equip youth with attributes, skills, competencies, and values that will contribute to their role as productive, socially conscious, and healthy citizens. School physical education represents a context that has the potential for promoting positive youth development by helping students acquire life skills and psychosocial and behavioral attributes that can transfer to other important domains (school, family, work) concurrently and over the life span. I contend that such skills and attributes should include "both" motor skill development and physical activity and health goals.
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Health Promotion, Holistic Approach, Psychomotor Skills, Youth, Skill Development, Motor Development, Teacher Behavior, Context Effect, Child Development, Prosocial Behavior
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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