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

Published: April 21, 2007

CAHPERD PAPER MAY 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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