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ERIC Number: EJ1013139
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0730-3084
Physical Education, Politics, and SPEAK Out! Day
Claxton, David; Kopp, Rachael; Skidmore, Lauren; Williams, Kimberly
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, v84 n3 p54-58 2013
This article discusses the importance of politics in the lives of physical educators. Politics affects many decisions that are made about physical education programs (PEPs). In public schools, politics can affect the number of certified physical education teachers, available facilities, class sizes, and number of days per week that students go to PE. At the university level, politics can affect the faculty size, budgets, and even the continuation or discontinuation of majors. At the national level, politics can affect funding for PEP grants or whether physical education is identified as a core subject by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. This article also provides an example of how politics was incorporated into the academic experience of a group of health and physical education majors when a university faculty member and five undergraduate students traveled to Washington, D.C., for NASPE's SPEAK Out! Day.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act