Knowledge and Understanding in Physical Education


reviewed by Bernard Gutin 1972

coverTitle: Knowledge and Understanding in Physical Education
Author(s): Committee on Understanding and Knowledge in Physical Education
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Related to its development as an academic discipline, the field of physical education has been placing increasing emphasis on the use and transmission of verbal concepts. Part of this trend is the introduction of college service courses in which information concerning physical activity is transmitted by a combination of lecture-discussion and laboratory experiences. A number of recently published texts are designed for use in such courses. For example, in 1969 an American Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (AAHPER) committee chaired by Leonard Larson produced a manual, to be used at the primary and secondary levels, which purports to "represent as complete a presentation as possible at this time of all the concepts and knowledge basic to the accomplishment of the objectives of physical education." A reviewer must first be permitted to gasp at the enormity of such an undertaking. Does the text include all the concepts needed by the teacher in order to foster the accomplishment of objectives in physical education, or merely all... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 74 Number 1, 1972, p. 116-121
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1545, Date Accessed: 10/23/2017 2:55:11 PM

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