Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science

Degree Discipline

Physical Education


Physical and health education relate to those aspects of instruction in schools intended to improve the physical fitness of boys and to contribute to the general aim of education. By developing proficiency in activities that promote health and which teach skills, attitudes, knowledge, habits of conduct, and safety practices this educational area prepares boys and girls for successful citizenship.

Eastside, the community surrounding Carver school, is located in the middle of the city of Fort Worth, Texas. The pupils of this community are predominately from underprivileged families, and of the lower income group. A large per cent of the people in the Eastside community live in the Fort Worth City Housing Projects. The Fort Worth Housing Authority specifies that the monthly income of a family must not exceed a certain salary to live in these projects.

There is very little support of the school through community organizations, such as a Parent Teacher Association. Also there is little interest shown by the parents in the school, with help seldom given when student problems arise. Delinquency and truancy rates are very high in this area, but there is an extreme overall interest displayed in athletics.

The purpose of this thesis is to construct a program of physical education for the boys in the Carver Junior High School of Fort Worth, Texas. This program is to include only the required physical education courses and does not pertain to health and safety.

Committee Chair/Advisor

John C. Mitchem


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

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