Chapter 1: Setting the Stage--Research Into Physical Activity Relationships and Children's Progress Toward Achievement of the National Standards

Graber, Kim C.; Woods, Amelia Mays; Castelli, Darla M.
October 2007
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education;Oct2007, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p338
Academic Journal
The authors describe their research into factors, including state and national legislation of physical education (PE) offered by schools, social changes that have resulted in children's decreased everyday physical activity, and children's attitudes toward PE classes, affecting achievement of the U.S. national PE standards. They list and describe the National Association for Sport and Physical Education's standards, which are broken down by grade level and outline what students should know and be able to accomplish at each level, guide PE curriculum nationally, and support development of state-level standards. They explain their research goals and its foundation in social cognitive and self-determination theory.


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