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ERIC Number: EJ925243
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0730-3084
A Critical Look at Physical Education and What Must Be Done to Address Obesity Issues
Prusak, Keven; Graser, Susan Vincent; Pennington, Todd; Zanandrea, Maria; Wilkinson, Carol; Hager, Ron
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), v82 n4 p39-46 Apr 2011
Historically, physical education (PE) has been designed to do one thing--teach sport skills. However, it is now being asked to deal with lifestyle issues such as obesity and inactivity. Since the target and purposes of PE have changed, a fundamental shift in the way it is delivered is essential to its survival. This article highlights some difficult realities that PE professionals must face and provides specific, long-term recommendations for the development of PE in the 21st century. It is intended to stimulate discussion and solution seeking.
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. 1900 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191. Tel: 800-213-7193; Fax: 703-476-9527; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A