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Bryan, Charity L.; Solmon, Melinda A. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2007
Recently, the lack of physical activity and increasing rates of childhood obesity have received a great deal of attention in the United States. One way to combat inactivity in children is to utilize physical education programs as a means to promote active lifestyles. There is not, however, a consensus concerning how physical education programs can…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Obesity, Physical Education, Physical Activities
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Fairclough, Stuart J.; Stratton, Gareth – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2006
Regular physical activity participation throughout childhood provides benefits to physical (Malina, Bouchard, & Bar-Or, 2004), physiological (Andersen, Wedderkopp, Hansen, Cooper, & Froberg, 2003), and psychological health (Mutrie & Parfitt, 1998). In recognition of these benefits, guidelines have been published in the United States…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Elementary School Students, Literature Reviews, Physical Activity Level
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Speakman-Yearta, Maureen A. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 1987
The article presents cross-cultural comparisons of movement purposes and objectives of the Purpose Process Curriculum Framework as viewed by teacher educators in England, Japan, and the United States. Although respondents from each country rated purposes differently, all respondents considered circulo-respiratory efficiency and joy of movement to…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Educational Research