Possibilities and Pitfalls of a Public Health Agenda for Physical Education

O'sullivan, Mary
October 2004
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education;Oct2004, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p392
Academic Journal
The article presents information on the relationship between physical education, physical activity and public health and implications for physical education and teacher education. The growing interest and locus on physical activity and obesity globally has seen a clash between two major national agendas in the U.S.: education objectives and public health goals. The concern for evidence of student learning across the curriculum has highlighted attention on the question of the purpose of physical education.


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