Humanistic physical education and athletics in the secondary school

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Kristin Louise Burns (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Celeste Ulrich

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to study how three physical education situations could become more humanistic. A badminton class, a basketball class, and the girls' interscholastic basketball team were analyzed at a senior high school in Greensboro, North Carolina. The Macdonald, Wolfson, Zaret Conceptual Model (1971) was utilized for observation guide. Aspects of the program examined included: the learning environment, the teacher-student relationship, the curriculum, and the evaluation. Case studies were analyzed with regard to the tenets of humanism formulated in the review of literature. Suggestions to make the situations more humanistic were made by the author. It was concluded that a program could not become totally humanistic within the existing system. Humanistic education is dependent upon teacher-student attitudes. The individual must be concerned about humanism before an attempt to change a program could be made. However, certain techniques in teaching-learning situations can contribute to a humanistic atmosphere.

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Language: English
Date: 1975

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