TITLE

State Level Assessment in Physical Education: The South Carolina Experience

AUTHOR(S)
Rink, Judith; Mitchell, Murray
PUB. DATE
October 2003
SOURCE
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education;Oct2003, Vol. 22 Issue 5, p471
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
There is a health crisis facing the U.S. as of October 01, 2003. Physical inactivity is a major problem, and physical education programs are uniquely positioned to contribute across genders and socioeconomic levels to the solution. To gain the support of the general public and policy makers, however, physical educators must accomplish two related but different goals. One goal is to create programs that effectively educate students for a lifetime of physical activity. The other goal is to document that programs can be effective change agents. Unless both of these goals can be accomplished, physical education will remain at best a marginalized subject area within the school program. For a variety of reasons, as a field the U.S. is not successful at producing large-scale change necessary to improve school programs in physical education. This failure to be included in school reform efforts can be attributed to, among other things, the marginalized status of physical education within the school curriculum.
ACCESSION #
11075344

 

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