Posted February 18, 2018 06:18:15 A new report from the National Academies of Science and Engineering has found that the physical education curriculum is inadequate in most of the world’s countries, and that we should instead focus on the “social sciences” in order to improve performance.
The report, titled “Why it’s Not a Good Idea to Teach the Nzqas Physical Education,” analyzes more than a dozen countries, including China, India, Brazil, Turkey, and South Korea, to determine which curricula are best for children.
In addition to its findings on how to improve physical education performance in the developing world, the report also recommends that countries develop their own curricula based on the Nzlqs knowledge and experience.
This means teaching physical education as a social science.
“It is crucial to ensure that the current curricula provide the right level of coverage of the scientific principles underlying physical education and physical science to ensure students have access to an effective physical education program,” says the report’s co-author, Dr. Daniel T. Stapleton.
“We found that most countries in the world are failing to adequately prepare their students for physical education.
We believe that the best way to achieve this is to focus on teaching the social sciences, which are the core competencies for physical educators and students in the physical fields.”
The report is a follow-up to a 2014 report published by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), which found that physical education was failing in the United States, Europe, and Canada.
As a result, the NCES commissioned a report to assess the physical educators’ and students’ performance in these regions.
It found that in these countries, physical education curricula were insufficient, with many students failing to learn the basics of physical education such as core skills like balance, agility, balance-extension, and basic coordination.
The authors of the new report found that many countries do not even have a physical education teacher, let alone an experienced one.
As such, the authors found that “the physical education profession must become an integral part of education systems and promote its development.”
Their recommendation is to “seek to increase participation of physical educators in physical education education curriculums, especially in the fields of health, physical sciences, physical engineering, and physical arts, with particular emphasis on those areas where physical education has the greatest potential for improvement.”
While the authors say this recommendation is a good first step, they also caution that it is not a guarantee of a better physical education for students.
“While physical education can and should be a key part of the education curriculum, we recommend that countries focus on developing a strong core curriculum that incorporates the scientific concepts underlying physical learning and physical education,” they wrote.
The new report is part of a series of reports that will be released later this year by the NCETS and the Council for Physical Education Research.
The first report, entitled “Understanding the Impact of Teaching the Nznqs Physical Education Curriculum in South Africa,” will be available at the NCets website later this week.
The second report, “The Impact of the Physical Education Career on the Participation of Physical Educators in the Physical Science and Physical Education Workforce,” will arrive later this month.