ERIC Number: EJ978965
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Physical Education, Liberal Education and the Leaving Certificate Examination
Mulcahy, D. G.
Irish Educational Studies, v31 n3 p251-262 2012
This article considers the conceptualization of physical education as a Leaving Certificate Examination subject and the place of physical education in a liberal education. Special attention is given to the conceptual evolution of physical education and its intrinsic educational values and to the developments in the idea of a liberal education over the past quarter century. It is concluded that physical education merits inclusion in liberal education and a place in the Leaving Certificate Examination.
Descriptors: Physical Education, General Education, Teacher Certification, Exit Examinations, Educational Development, Concept Formation, Educational History, Definitions, Fused Curriculum, Unified Studies Curriculum, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ireland