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November 8, 1958

The Organization and Administration of Physical Education

JAMA. 1958;168(10):1420-1421. doi:10.1001/jama.1958.03000100122029

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The authors place the emphasis on the education in physical education. Exercise and health are important outcomes, but education for fitness, skill and understanding, and personality and character development is the primary goal. Effective organization and administration of the program facilitates the achievement of this objective. The book is based on a study of current problems in physical education. After delineating the place of physical education in education and outlining aims, the authors emphasize the need for well-defined administrative policies and the means of establishing these. They then show how such policies can be applied in the organization and conduct of the class program in physical education, the intramural sports program, and the program of interscholastic athletics. Equipment and facilities, tests and measurements, budget making and financing, public relations, legal liability, and working with staff members and student leaders are also discussed. Recognizing that school health education may be administered

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