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ERIC Number: EJ941571
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Nov
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-0033-6297
Guiding Professional Students to Literacy in Physical Activity Education
Zeigler, Earle F.
Quest, v55 n4 p285-305 Nov 2003
The author argues that physical education has gradually declined in the second half of the twentieth century. Can the field ever hope to become vital to the provision of healthful, developmental physical activity for "all" of the country's population (whether they be students or members of the general public)? The question is answered affirmatively IF AND ONLY IF the present field moves to make truly significant changes in its present mode of operation. Such change involves bold action to produce true specialists in "physical activity education" based the knowledge available to the profession from an undergirding discipline titled (e.g.) "developmental physical activity". For optimum development of the profession, the coaching of competitive sport should be transferred out of the department. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada; United States