Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science

Degree Discipline

Physical Education


This handbook is the outgrowth of a desire on the part of the writer to provide helpful, easily accessible information to aid the beginning teacher in elementary-school physical education. The need for such information impressed the writer when as a teacher in elementary-school physical education she found few sources of helpful facts available. This handbook represents and effort to fulfill this need by presenting organized facts which may answer questions to many of the frequently encountered problems.

It is hoped that the reader will not regard the information herein as mandatory for usage, but rather as suggestions which may be of help to the beginning teacher.

Chapter I presents a discussion of the importance of special teacher introduction for the elementary-school physical education program.

Chapter II points out items of primary importance to the beginning teacher and offers suggestions for dealing with each item. These suggestions are centered around such areas as an adequate philosophy of physical education, its policies, proper selection of activities, scheduling of classes, teaching load, lesson planning, safety, discipline, community relationships and school relationships.

Chapter III contains a discussion of the concept of evaluation and its place in the elementary school program.

Committee Chair/Advisor

John C. Mitchem


Prairie View A&M College


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View




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