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Deutsch, Helga – Physical Educator, 1984
Sex fair performance evaluation has been a primary concern in physical education. A discussion of physiological differences between males and females shows how problems in developing fair evaluation plans arise. Suggestions for developing a sex fair grading plan and an example program adaptable to other settings are offered. (DF)
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods
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Stein, Julian – Physical Educator, 1984
Computers can be used to help develop physical proficiency in the handicapped student if appropriate software is used. Suggested computer use for various educational purposes includes sports games, assessment, simulation, and accommodation of severe disabilities. (DF)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education
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Aharoni, Hezkiah – Physical Educator, 1984
The adapted physical educator exhibits expertise in motor skill instruction, physical fitness, and play for handicapped students. Elements of special program development, community responsibility, and teacher role are explored. (DF)
Descriptors: Adapted Physical Education, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Leadership Responsibility
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Marsh, Jeanette Jewell – Physical Educator, 1984
Measuring and evaluating affective objectives is often a difficult task for the physical educator. This article offers physical education teachers a guide for developing and evaluating appropriate affective behavioral objectives. (DF)
Descriptors: Affective Objectives, Behavior Rating Scales, Behavioral Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education
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Ward, Dianne S. – Physical Educator, 1983
School physical education programs can be an invaluable source of information, support, and help for overweight children and adolescents. Such programs can stress the value of exercise and individually designed fitness plans and emphasize nutrition in weight control. Basic elements for designing such programs are discussed. (PP)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Nutrition Instruction, Obesity
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Lawson, Hal A. – Physical Educator, 1982
The process of searching for, designing, and implementing program alternatives in physical education is discussed. Presented are: (1) a model which may be followed in the development of an alternative program; (2) exemplary outcomes of this approach as presented to a large suburban school district; and (3) a format for writing a curriculum. (CJ)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Innovation, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education
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Shroyer, George – Physical Educator, 1982
Requiring pupils to enroll in physical education presents educators with two problems: (1) students' rights regarding required subjects, and (2) power of the board of education to specify certain courses as required. This article points out some court decisions and alternatives of pupils and school personnel regarding required physical education…
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Compliance (Legal), Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education
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Auxter, David – Physical Educator, 1981
Congressional testimony for the Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975 clearly articulated the importance of physical education in the development of handicapped children. Physical education is defined as the development of lifetime and team sport skills and games. The prerequisites to the development of sport skills are physical and…
Descriptors: Adapted Physical Education, Community Involvement, Compliance (Legal), Court Litigation
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Arbogast, Gary; Lavay, Barry – Physical Educator, 1987
Strategies are described for combining students of different ability levels in games and sports with consideration of movement and fitness demands, purpose and skill complexity, environmental considerations, and cognitive and social considerations. (CB)
Descriptors: Adapted Physical Education, Athletics, Elementary Secondary Education, Games
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King, Harry A.; Aufsesser, Kathryn Summa – Physical Educator, 1986
Software available to physical educators both for general or administrative purposes and for educational purposes is discussed. Appended is a list of software with availability information and a list of vendors. (MT)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Courseware, Elementary Secondary Education, Physical Education
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Espiritu, Joyce K.; Loughrey, Thomas J. – Physical Educator, 1985
A learning center approach to physical education is recommended and presented. This approach can resolve the problem of large class sizes by freeing the teacher to work with individual students. Both psychomotor and cognitive learning experiences can be incorporated into learning centers. (MT)
Descriptors: Discovery Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Individualized Instruction, Learning Centers (Classroom)
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Adams, Samuel H. – Physical Educator, 1984
Physical educators must minimize risk in their programs by understanding the potential for injuries and instituting a program of awareness, knowledge, and teaching of safety factors. Teachers must eliminate possible risks in the areas of instructional strategies, supervision, and equipment and facilities. (DF)
Descriptors: Athletics, Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education, Injuries
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Ratliffe, Tom – Physical Educator, 1984
Evaluation of skill development is a primary goal in physical education. A method of evaluation that divides motor skill performance into four generic levels provides teachers with a quick and efficient means of assessing skill development. (DF)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Physical Education, Skill Analysis
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Kraft, Robert E. – Physical Educator, 1983
Physical, cognitive, and social-emotional symptoms of autism are described, along with possible causes of the condition and treatments. A "theraplay" physical education program in Newark, Delaware, is discussed, where physical activities such as rhythm, body awareness, perceptual motor development, and swimming are used to engage…
Descriptors: Autism, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Learning Activities
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Lambert, Leslie T.; And Others – Physical Educator, 1988
Reconceptualizing physical education shifts emphasis from sports-centered programs to health-related fitness. Four program suggestions are discussed for improving long-term physical activity patterns of youth. Also discussed are two programs in transition being implemented by school districts in Georgia and Wyoming. (IAH)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Demonstration Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Health Promotion
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