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University of Alberta
Physical Education, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Zac Robinson

Feb 3Phys Ed In Canada Main ideas y PE in Canada originated with drill y Play sport and games considered extracurricular y Education reformers stimulated PE in schools spread through curricula and broadened to other kinds of activities as PE professionalizedEarly Education System y Canadas first PE programs YWCA YMCA universities late 19 century y Few PE school programs before 1900 y No widespread school system private education vs Common schools y There was no widespread school system at the time y Educationprovincial jurisdiction BNA 1867y Ontario schoolsleaders y Alberta still has one of the best elementary school curriculums in the countryDr Egerton RyersonCanadian educator and social reformer y 1844 supt Ontario public schools y Protestant work ethiceducation y PEdiscipline children y Military dill and calisthenics y Slow beginning of school PE facilities y Henry Goodwinone of the first Phys Ed Teacher y Before 1880 only 70 of Ontario teachers received training y Training was fairly progressive The upper Canada college emphasized physical education for young gentlemen Sports diffused out of private schools and into the public view Public health and kindergarten helped emphasize phys ed to upkeep kids health Play was seen as the key to learning
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