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January 10, 1931

Athletics in Education.

JAMA. 1931;96(2):139. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720280057040

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With the growing interest in athletics throughout the world, there comes a need for the assumption of a definite position on the relation of athletics to the general educational program. The first portion of this book deals with such topics as the place of physical education in general education, the aim of physical education, and the objectives in athletics. The remainder of the book has to do with policies and administrative objects in athletics, organization, management, finances and like subjects. There is one chapter on the medical control of athletics in which the discussion is rather meager. At times the authors seem to become involved in a forest of verbiage that often hides the ideas they are trying to present. This seems especially true in the chapter dealing with the aim of physical education. The general educator, teacher, director and athletic coach will find much information in this book that

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