The history of the development of elementary school physical education in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school system

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Lurah Brenda Clayton (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Elizabeth Umstead

Abstract: The purpose of this thesis was to trace the historical development of the elementary school physical education program in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System from its' beginning in 1926 to the present. Emphasis was placed on curricular changes, growth of the program, staff, and facilities. In addition to information relating directly to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg elementary school physical education program, a historical overview of elementary school physical education in the United States was included. Research involved the examination of primary sources such as: the history of the Charlotte City Schools, newspaper files, school board minutes, Parent Teacher Association minutes, curriculum guides, scripts for television programs, and archives of the State Department of Physical Education for the State of North Carolina. Specific details regarding the program were obtained through personal interviews with persons who had at some time been associated with the program of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.

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Language: English
Date: 1973

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