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Barnett, Lisa M.; Stodden, David; Cohen, Kristen E.; Smith, Jordan J.; Lubans, David Revalds; Lenoir, Matthieu; Iivonen, Susanna; Miller, Andrew D.; Laukkanen, Arto; Dudley, Dean; Lander, Natalie J.; Brown, Helen; Morgan, Philip J. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2016
Purpose: Recent international conference presentations have critiqued the promotion of fundamental movement skills (FMS) as a primary pedagogical focus. Presenters have called for a debate about the importance of, and rationale for teaching FMS, and this letter is a response to that call. The authors of this letter are academics who actively…
Descriptors: Motion, Psychomotor Skills, Literature Reviews, Skill Development
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Quitério, Ana Luísa Dias – Health Education Journal, 2013
Objective: To assess the effectiveness of physical education (PE) interventions designed to foster health features among school-aged children, and to present a qualitative perspective of the different approaches that are most effective in promoting health among youth. Design: Systematic review. Method: An extensive electronic literature search was…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Literature Reviews
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Bailey, Richard – Journal of School Health, 2006
This paper explores the scientific evidence that has been gathered on the contributions and benefits of physical education and sport (PES) in schools for both children and for educational systems. Research evidence is presented in terms of children's development in a number of domains: physical, lifestyle, affective, social, and cognitive. The…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Cognitive Development, Interpersonal Competence, Physical Education
Isaacs, Larry D. – Journal of Physical Education and Recreation, 1980
Influential factors on the elementary students' proficiency in the fundamental skill of catching include: ball size, ball and background color, ball velocity, adjustive movements, and trajectory angle. (CJ)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Eye Hand Coordination, Manipulative Materials, Object Manipulation
Gallahue, David L. – 1981
Physical education programs at the nursery and elementary school levels should stress the development and refinement of fundamental movement patterns and a wide variety of sport skills instead of dealing with specialized skill development through refined performance experiences. The developmental model of physical education is based on the…
Descriptors: Children, Curriculum Design, Developmental Stages, Elementary Education
Chang, Kathryn L. – Lifelong Learning, 1987
The functional literacy movement has emphasized the ability to read job-related materials as a major occupational/functional skill. Various studies, by the Educational Testing Service and others, have supported the contention that the ability to read is a fundamental vocational skill in American society. (CH)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Functional Literacy, Job Skills
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Rosenberg, Barbara A. – Perceptual and Motor Skills, 1981
This report suggests that eye movements may be related in some fundamental manner to cognitive functioning. A metaphor is presented to show that quality of information processing need not exclusively reflect processes deep inside the brain but could also be affected by peripheral motor mechanisms. (Author/AL)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Eye Movements, Literature Reviews, Metaphors
Fincher, Cameron – 1979
The forces or pressures that have produced a concern for fundamental skills of literacy are briefly considered, and a number of related questions are raised about willingness and capabilities for dealing with the issues in a deliberative, systematic manner. A major premise is the belief that the back-to-basics movement can be understood best in…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, College Role, Competence, Elementary Secondary Education
House, Jess E. – 1990
The uncertain context of educational practice caused by reform proposals has created a dilemma for architects of educational-administration programs. If program designers do not respond positively to reform movements, they may fail to equip beginning administrators with the necessary knowledge and skills. On the other hand, if the preparation…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Educational Administration, Graduate Study, Higher Education
Pullin, Diana – 1982
There is no current evidence that Minimum Competency Testing (MCT) used to deny high school diplomas has enhanced equal educational opportunities for minority students. Test results, largely indicate that MCT requirements impact disproportionately on black students. Black students' scores may reflect a long history of racial discrimination in the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Black Students, Court Litigation, Educational Malpractice
Campbell, Linda F. – 2000
Supervision of psychologists-in-training continues to be a valued component of teaching skills and professional development. Mentoring within training venues and professional peer consultative venues is gaining recognition as an essential element of professional development. This paper illuminates some of the fundamental values and elements of…
Descriptors: Counselor Training, Expectation, Graduate Students, Higher Education
Gonzales, Ma. Celeste T.; Pijano, Ma. Concepcion V. – 1997
In order to significantly contribute to human resource development, the Philippines must develop an integrated educational system of lifelong learning, with a special emphasis on non-formal education. Despite the value that is placed on formal, or sequential academic schooling, it is non-formal schooling that makes accessible the acquisition of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Integrated Curriculum, Labor Force Development, Lifelong Learning
Molinaro, Julia A. – 1989
Efforts to renew cultural literacy and reform arts education sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Getty Center for Education in the Arts suggest fundamental changes relating to the scope of art curricula. The single greatest drawback of existing art curricula and the guides that teachers use is the emphasis on skill development…
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Annotated Bibliographies, Art Activities, Art Education