Title

Physical Literacy in Elementary Physical Education: A Survey of Fundamental Movement Skill Practice Patterns.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2022

Identifier

DOI: 10.1097/PEP.0000000000000843

Abstract

PURPOSE: To describe fundamental movement skill (FMS) practice patterns in the elementary physical education (PE) curriculum.

METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was sent to PE teachers of grades 1 through 6. Sixty-eight responses were included for analysis.

RESULTS: Only 38.2% of teachers taught all 12 FMS components. Compared with PE teachers for grades 4 to 6, a significantly higher proportion of PE teachers for grades 1 to 3 taught all 12 FMS and used direct instruction methods. For children falling behind, only 8.8% reported referring to an exercise program and no PE teacher sought a health care referral. A video abstract can be found in Supplemental Digital Content 1 (available at: http://links.lww.com/PPT/A342).

Journal Title

Pediatr Phys Ther

Volume

34

Issue

1

First Page

56

Last Page

61

MeSH Keywords

Child; Cross-Sectional Studies; Exercise; Humans; Literacy; Physical Education and Training; Schools; Surveys and Questionnaires

Keywords

Exercise; Literacy; Physical Education and Training; Schools; Surveys and Questionnaires

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