February 23, 1952

The Curriculum in Health and Physical Education

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By Leslie W. Irwin, Ph.D., Professor of Health and Physical Education, School of Education, Boston University, Boston. Second edition. Cloth. $4. Pp. 382. C. V. Mosby Company, 3207 Washington Blvd., St. Louis 3, 1951.

JAMA. 1952;148(8):687. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.02930080097040

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This book covers the curriculum in physical education in some detail and school health and safety in a more general way. A discussion of the place of physical education in modern living and education is followed by a rather specific outline of activities for the various grade levels. Descriptions of intramural, interschool, and informal sports programs suitable for the various age groups are also presented, with emphasis placed on the need for the type of organization and administration that will permit desirable health and educational outcomes. A strong plea is made for careful consideration of individual differences among pupils in the planning of the physical education curriculum.

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