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Beyond the Boundaries of Physical Education : Educating by Anthony Laker

By Anthony Laker

This publication units out to have a good time actual schooling and recreation, and by means of doing so, motivate the academic institution to include the topic quarter as a motor vehicle for the full improvement of the person. additionally, it indicates that the advantages of actual task some distance outweigh the shallow claims of populous magazines - there are advantages for the person, the group and for society as a complete. Laker contends that the significance of actual schooling and activity in lots of components of social existence has been neglected at top, and misused at worst. actual job has an unlimited contribution to make, not just as a subject matter of small speak on a Monday morning, but additionally to the private and social improvement of people and doubtless to the health of the worldwide neighborhood as a complete. This ebook explores the land 'beyond the limits of the game.'

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It is apparent, therefore, that sport is important. And because the content of physical education is largely sport, physical education is also important. The values and attitudes that school children learn through the school subject will affect their view of sport in later life. These attitudes and values will determine whether future World Cups exercise street-emptying influence and whether municipal tennis courts are full during Wimbledon fortnight. In spite of concern over activity levels of youngsters, sport continues to be an important cultural symbol and an important part of many people’s lives.

The affective domain in physical education consists of a number of characteristics, attitudes and values that curriculum documents, teachers and 38 Beyond the Boundaries of Physical Education authors claim can be promoted by taking part in physical activity. A simple comprehensive list of these characteristics, attitudes and values serves no purpose as each then exists in isolation, having no apparent relationship to any other. A better way of handling the affective domain is to develop a conceptual framework into which all characteristics, attitudes and values can be accommodated.

As we saw earlier, our ‘socially competent’ person has good social skills and interpersonal relationships. These are demonstrated by good social behaviour and social responsibility. Much of the work of Don Hellison has proposed physical education as a vehicle for the development of social responsibility, often in youth categorized as being ‘at risk’. Hellison (1978, 1983, 1985, 1987) suggests that physical education can be used as part of an holistic approach to aid personal and social development over a long period, progressing through five levels of Contemporary Aims, Objectives, Purposes 27 responsibility.

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