V.D. Bulletin Volume 75

V.D. Bulletin Volume 75

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...or championship athletic teams from selected talent. Physical education is therefore first of all for every boy and every girl, because every boy and every girl needs to be assimilated and socialized. In the second place, physical education must furnish, through suitable activities, an outlet for the normal and legitimate impulses of play, competition, and exhibition which are characteristic of the adolescent. And finally, because these impulses can be guided and directed through our control of the activities, physical education must be made to yield valuable by-products in health, in understanding of individual and communal health problems and resources, and in individual adjustment. 2. Physical education and sex education.--Since the activities through which the impulses find their expression have a direct bearing upon the development and health of the growing personality, any comprehensive plan of education in the high school must take account of various aspects of sex education. The adolescents are at a stage when sex consciousness and problems relating to sex have a close bearing upon their mental and physical activities. The emerging ego asserts itself most strikingly in the desire for attention--favorable, if possible, but attention at any cost. Closely tied to this is an elemental rivalry which takes on a variety of competitive forms. There is the growing interest in the opposite sex, and a gradual orientation of rivalry and exhibition with relation thereto. There is the increasing consciousness of self and of the social and sexual environment, with a corresponding development of curiosities. All of these new stirrings affect the mental and physical habits, sometimes in ways that call for prompt and radical modification. Teachers...
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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236843495
  • 9781236843494