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Physical education for the future.

The National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) is inviting essays that envision what K-12 physical education should look like in the year 2020 and beyond. All stakeholders--parents, students, teachers, teacher educators, principals, school board members, physicians, interested community members--are welcome to submit (www.pe2020.org). Entries will be sought through November 2010, with a particular emphasis on the back-to-school time.

What should physical education look like in the year 2020 and beyond?

PE2020 is a multi-faceted, two-year initiative. The online forum is just the first phase, but it is the foundation for the entire initiative. The visions, issues, and viewpoints gathered through PE2020 online will be the basis for the other phases, which will include several national forums. The culminating shared vision will be a call-to-action for NASPE and the profession.

NASPE will revise its strategic plan to address the shared vision that emerges from this process, and hope that the K-12 and college/university physical education communities will evolve their practices to embrace the vision.

More about PE2020

Societal influences have affected perceptions of the role of public school physical education. Themes and trends in physical education have altered cyclically since the creation of the first professional association in 1885. Today, concerns about worsening childhood obesity continue to raise questions about our professional mission.

Through the PE2020 initiative, the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) seeks to challenge professionals and non-professionals alike to reflect upon physical education.

* How can we better serve the needs of students and society in our rapidly changing world?

* Can teachers structure class experiences in a different or more effective format?

* What changes need to be made in our schools and in our professional preparation programs?

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Title Annotation:Emerging Educators
Publication:Childhood Education
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Date:Sep 22, 2010
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