ERIC Number: EJ941579
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
Contesting the Canon: Understanding the History of the Evolving Discipline of Kinesiology
Wrynn, Alison M.
Quest, v55 n3 p244-256 Aug 2003
How do we remember the past in the discipline of kinesiology? What is the connection between memory and history? The conjunction between these two topics has in the past decade become a focus of increasing interest in the broader field of historiography. How do we locate our past in a field that has evolved in a number of ways in the past century? For instance, Delphine Hanna is remembered in nearly all physical education histories as the first woman to be named a full professor of physical education in 1903. Actually, Eliza Mosher, MD was named a full professor at the University of Michigan in 1896. Why is it that she is excluded from nearly all the histories in physical education? The discipline will be better served if our public, shared memories are more consistent with the reality of our history.
Descriptors: Historiography, Physical Education, Discipline, Memory, History, Educational History, Higher Education, Physical Education Teachers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan