College physical educators' perceptions of program objectives consistent with three curriculum models

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1985

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Caldwell, Patsy S. College physical educators' perceptions of program objectives consistent with three curriculum models. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Houston, December, 1985. Many curriculum models are found in the physical education literature. One way of identifying similarities and differences in curriculum models is classification of the theory orientation. This process aids in identification of differences in the values, conceptual framework, and program design of the models. One way that curriculum models differ is the subject matter of physical education. Three different subject matter emphases in physical education have been fitness, play, and human movement. Teacher's perceptions about the curriculum may be influenced by social and psychological factors that occur during the process of selection and socialization into a specific career. Reference groups are one source of influence on perceptions of values, interests, and norms of the physical education curriculum. Various subgroups of physical educators have been identified at the university level, and these subgroups may function as a reference group thereby influencing differences in views of the physical education program. These views may contribute to differences in the perceptions individuals have of the various curriculum models. The purpose of this study was to investigate physical educators' perceptions of the selected curriculum models of fitness, play education, and human movement. [...]

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Physical education and training--Curricula

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