Physical Education and its Place in Schools Argumentative Essay by Stephanie Duszynski

Physical Education and its Place in Schools
A position paper arguing against compulsory physical education class in school.
# 1861 | 1,210 words | 0 sources | 2000 | US
Published on Feb 17, 2003 in Education (Curriculum) , Education (Physical)

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This paper discusses the pros and cons of physical education and whether or not it is really necessary to include this in the curriculum. It includes the author's own personal experiences with the class in high school so as to give the paper a casual feel rather than a stiff "point vs. point" view.

From the Paper:

"However, some people believe that students need to learn about physical fitness, and for this reason, gym classes are a very important part of public education. It has been proven that the rate of overweight children has grown significantly in the past few decades and some believe this is due to lack of physical stimulation and entertainment for children that does not require them to exert any physical energy. It is hoped that by requiring students to take gym classes, they will learn proper fitness and how to keep themselves in shape.

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