Physical Literacy, PE and the Needs of Girls and Young Women

Published: April 21, 2007

Physical Literacy as the goal of Physical Education with particular reference to the needs of girls and young women.
Margaret Whitehead

The paper will provide a short philosophical background to the concept of physical literacy. Following a presentation of the definition of the concept, the particular needs of girls and young women with respect to developing physical literacy will be outlined and discussed. Finally there will be a discussion of some of the practical implications of adopting physical literacy as the fundamental goal of physical education.


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