Date of Award:

1954

Document Type:

Thesis

Degree Name:

Master of Science (MS)

Department:

Health, Physical Education, and Recreation

Advisor/Chair:

Dale Nelson

Abstract

Since the First World War, there has been an increased recognition for the need of physical education in the elementary school. Although educators recognize and agree on the need, they are not in agreement as to how to best achieve this need. Some educators believe that physical education should be taught as a specialized subject. Through this means, instruction is provided by a specialist who is trained in physical education. Some educators believe that physical education should be integrated with every other phase of the school program and taught by the classroom teacher. There are other educators who believe that parts of both the specialized and the integrated program should be followed. By this means the program would be integrated with other phases of the school program and would be taught by the classroom teacher, but a specialist, trained in physical education, would supervise the program.

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