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Issue: October 2006
Who Needs Philosophy in Physical Education?
M. Felicia Cavallini
The more that physical education teachers in training understand the critical role they play in helping American youths develop positive movement habits, the greater their impact will be in decreasing the trend for obesity in youths. The educational setting is our best hope to teach sound physical activity habits to our nation’s children. In order to achieve this goal, it is paramount to understand the need, worth, value, and magnitude for physical education. This can only be done through philosophy.
Article category: Moving and Learning in Physical Education: An Interdisciplinary Approach.