The play day/sport day movement in selected colleges of the south

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Stephen Isaac St. Clair (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Pearl Berlin

Abstract: The purpose of the research was to study the presence of a Play Day/Sport Day approach to women's sport in four colleges in the South and to delineate the character of such play. Five questions framed the study. These were concerned with (1) prevailing medical and educational ideas, (2) specific events within college physical education and in society at large, (3) the changing nature of the movement, (4) the role of physical education leaders, and (5) the demise of the movement. Two methods of historical analysis were used, descriptive and theoretical. On-site visits to Winthrop College, Longwood College, James Madison University, and The University of North Carolina at Greensboro facilitated data collection. Yearbooks, catalogues, and newspapers provided the major primary sources of information supplemented by personal interviews with selected individuals.

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Language: English
Date: 1984
College sports $x Management
Sports for women
Physical fitness for women

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