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July 9, 1932

The Principles of Physical Education.

JAMA. 1932;99(2):160. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740540068045

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The second edition of this work has brought it down to date as to facts, tests and figures, but it remains essentially the same as the former edition, a logical, intelligent presentation of the development of a physical education program, the reasons for it, the nature of it, its proper objectives, and its place in the general educational plan. Some would feel that Dr. Williams, in his eagerness to emphasize the value of large muscle activities in education, needlessly minimizes the health values of these activities. No one will feel that he lacks background in the understanding of general educational problems and philosophy of life, or specific knowledge of the history and present status of physical education and its procedures. The book is valuable not only for students and teachers of physical education but also for general educators and school administrators, who should be intelligent about the integration of all