ERIC Number: EJ999094
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
Resurrecting Thirty Years of Historical Insight about Kinesiology: A Supplement to "What Is Kinesiology? Historical and Philosophical Insights"
Sage, George H.
Quest, v65 n2 p133-138 2013
Twietmeyer (2012) reviews the historical and contemporary state of kinesiology and appraises what he calls unexamined philosophical commitments. He begins with a historical and philosophical review of the foundations of kinesiology, beginning with Aristotle's ancient influences and Polanyi's and C. P. Snow's modern influences. He then focuses on Sputnik's and James Conant's influences on higher education in the late 1950s and early 1960s, and on Franklin Henry's (1964) claim for physical education in higher education as an academic discipline. Twietmeyer then asserts that three articles published by Karl Newell in Quest in 1990 "led to the widespread adoption of the name "kinesiology"" (p. 16). But Twietmeyer completely skips nearly 30 years--from the early 1960s to 1990--of historical insights about kinesiology. These happen to be the most significant three decades in the development of kinesiology as a recognized academic discipline. To remedy Twietmeyer's omission, I undertake a brief resurrection of thirty years of historical insight about kinesiology in higher education.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Intellectual Disciplines, Physical Education, Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Physical Activities, Exercise Physiology, Motor Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: California