Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

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Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)


Physical Education


Physical education in our schools is perhaps the least standardized of all the various curricula. Mobridge, South Dakota, is a town of approximately 4,400 residents located beside the Missouri River in the north central part of the state. Mobridge is a progressive city and has shown its interest in the physical and social well-being of its citizens. Physical education is an integral and vital part of education. It is necessary to evaluate any existing program of physical education periodically to reexamine the aims and objectives and to make certain that the needs, interests, and abilities of individual students are actually used as the basis for a sound curriculum. The purpose of this study was to examine the existing practices, policies, facilities, equipment, and curriculum for the seventh and eighth grade girls at the Freeman Davis School in Mobridge, South Dakota. In light of existing conditions, the author made recommendations which, if followed, could strengthen the program. These recommendations include changes in practices and policies, addition of some practices and policies, recommendations for purchasing equipment, and a recommended service program.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Freeman Davis School (Mobridge, S.D.)
Physical education for children -- South Dakota -- Mobridge


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