The development of a proposed program of physical education for the public schools of India based on an analysis of Indian culture relating to physical education and on the national programs of selected countries
Thomas, Jeevanandam Pitchamuthu
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The development of a proposed program of physical education for the Public Schools of India, based on an analysis of Indian culture relating to physical education and on the National physical education programs of selected countries. The establishment of a proposed program of modern physical education for a nation is a problem of considerable magnitude. In approaching this problem, it was necessary to divid it into three parts. Part I is concerned with a cultural survey of physical education in India. In its long and glorious history, India has made certain contributions in the field of physical education. These contributions include body-building exerciseds and like the Asanas, Dands, Baitaks; Apparatus activities of Malkamb, Lathi, Jambia, Farigadhka; Indian rhythmics and other dances to mention a few. But these activities are not sufficient for building a sound and scientific national programs of physical education for modern India. Other activities and events are needed to make the program educationally sound. Part II of the study is a brief summary of the trends in physical education programs of the following selected nations: England, Germany, Denmark, Russia, Sweden and the United States. The physical education programs of these nations were studied to see what, if any, parts of their programs might be adaptable for physical education in India. [TRUNCATED]
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