War and physical education an historical study of German physical education

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Gail B. Steacy (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Rosemary McGee

Abstract: The history of Germany has been one of extremes; it has dominated ether countries and has been dominated, its forms of government have ranged from monarchies and dictatorships to attempted democracy. The political and social forces that have contributed to the development of the country have influenced physical education and have been reflected in it; thus the systems of physical education which have been used in Germany also illustrate a history of extremes. "Physical education in all countries is used for higher purposes than that of mere body conditioning, skill training, or the correction of defects.''1 Sometimes it is viewed as an essential element In the education of the total being; sometimes it is an instrument for stimulating nationalism in preparation for or recovery from ear; sometimes its main purpose is propaganda; and then again, its sole aim can be merely to provide an enjoyable means of recreation for leisure time. The activities used in carrying out these programs may appear to be the same, but aims and methods direct them toward the desired goals.

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Honors Project
Language: English
Date: 1958

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