The American Crisis in Physical Activity Education

Confusing Winning at Sport with Total Fitness for All

by Earle F. Zeigler



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/27/2010

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 268
ISBN : 9781426925467

About the Book

The American Crisis in Physical Activity Education was written because the author is terribly upset about what is happening to physical activity education and so-called educational sport within the education system. He lives in North America as a dual citizen, and he feels sad that we appear to be a large part of the world’s problem! He thought that the world would be a better place for all people by the year 2000.

Because now it definitely doesn’t seem to be heading in that direction, he is forced to conclude:

  • (1) that in many ways we are confused about what our values are at the present,
  • (2) that we need to reconsider them and then re-state exactly what we believe they are in light of the changing times, and
  • (3) finally that we will then need to assess more carefully, on a regular basis, whether we are living up to those values we have chosen and so often glibly espouse.
Physical activity education, including what is called educational sport, is a field that in the 21st century is facing one more crossroad in its torturous historical development.

About the Author

Earle F. Zeigler became semi-retired in 1985, but in 2009 has completed his 68th year in professional and scholarly endeavor. A dual citizen of Canada and the United States, he has taught, researched, and administered programs at Yale University, University of Michigan, University of Illinois, C-U, and University of Western Ontario.