A Comparative Study of the Old Physical Training and Modern Physical Education to Determine the Status of Physical Activity as an Integral Part of the Modern Education Program Page: 49
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1. To awaken and promote a wide intellectual interest.
2. To acquire and diaseinatoe s a rate information.
.o To provide sb mseenas of promotion as will sare an adequate pro
Although the effoot has not been a nati cal or a stetadrtised ystm
over the nation, there is a movemat to require physical education in all
elementary and high schools. A amber of high schools and land great
colleges offer military training for boys in the a. 0. T. 0. This takes
care of the physical education requir at. All colleges and universi-
ties affiliated with the established college associaticas require at least
two years of physical education in all courses and some of these colleges
require also health education. A medical exa~ nation is required of all
who participate in these classes. A large per cent of these colleges and
universities offer a far year teacher training course in physical edaea-
The emphasis on athletics began in 1900 and ha existed in variate
measures until the present day. Colleges and schools rushed into a stren-
uous athletic schedule. Athletics seemed to dainate the entire school
program and just simply took the pleae of gymnastics. In reality, ath-
lsties were a means of making money, popularizing the school and patting
the town on the sap, so to spoek. Today a saner view is placed on ath-
letio-s. They still haerve a place in the educational program for youth
needs the lessons in emotional control and asocial behavior that eo
through the participation in sports.l5
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Bryson, Lida Kate. A Comparative Study of the Old Physical Training and Modern Physical Education to Determine the Status of Physical Activity as an Integral Part of the Modern Education Program, thesis, August 1937; Denton, Texas. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29862/m1/53/: accessed June 27, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; .