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ERIC Number: EJ990882
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 63
ISSN: ISSN-0033-6297
Pre-K Physical Education: Universal Initiatives and Teacher Preparation Recommendations
Ross, Susan M.
Quest, v65 n1 p1-13 2013
The "National Physical Activity Plan", as well as professional and government agencies (NASPE, 2008a; US Department of Health and Human Services, 2000) acknowledge pre-kindergarten (pre-K) children should be part of comprehensive school physical activity initiatives anchored in quality physical education programming. These recommendations come at a time when (a) state funded pre-K enrollments in 2010 exceeded more than 1.2 million children, (b) states are granting universal access to pre-K educational programming, and (c) there is a rapid increase in obesity among our nation's youngest children. Accordingly, physical education teacher education faculty may need to re-evaluate the extent to which graduates are prepared for delivering physical education programming to a younger group of learners. The article will examine the increasing prevalence of pre-K children in public schools, teacher preparation initiatives and concerns, and provide recommendations for preparing preservice physical education teachers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Higher Education; Kindergarten; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States