Developing the Physical Education Curriculum: An Achievement-Based Approach presents a breakthrough model that guides physical educators step by step through the process of translating curriculum theory into functional practice. The achievement-based curriculum (ABC) approach is not bound to a particular curriculum theory or philosophy; rather, it provides educators with a systematic decision-making process to help them develop a curriculum that addresses unique and diverse needs. And it allows educators to incorporate national, state, and local content and assessment standards in their curricula.
Other special features of Developing the Physical Education Curriculum: An Achievement-Based Approach include the following:
- Opening Scenario, Expected Outcomes, and Making It Work special elements in each chapter to help students understand how to apply the book’s content in school settings and in their future work as teachers or administrators
- Instruction on implementing the curriculum and sharing it with others
- Strategies for planning, implementing, and evaluating a curriculum and establishing credibility for it
- Emphasis on student achievement as an indicator of a quality physical education program
- Forms and worksheets (completed examples and blanks) that give students a hands-on approach to developing, assessing, and revising a curriculum
Developing the Physical Education Curriculum: An Achievement-Based Approach presents the complete framework for an accountable curriculum that meets the diverse needs of students and the real-world challenges of physical educators.