The goalof Philippine education is not only to promote individual welfaretowards the end goal of common good. Thus, by helping our students develop harmoniously the physical, moral and intellectual faculties, we prepare them to participate actively in the life of society, and in the process, contribute to the promotion of good. (de Leon, 2005)To achieve this end, Article XIV of the 1987 Constitution mandates the State to give priority to education, science and technology, arts, culture and sports. Specifically, Section 19, Article XIV of the 1987 Constitution
Provides the legal basis for physical development:
a) The State shall promote physical education and encourages sports programs, league competition and amateur sports, including training for international competitions to foster self discipline, teamwork and excellence for the development of a health and alert citizenry. b) All education institutions shall undertake regular sports activities throughout the country in cooperation with athletic clubs and other sectors. General Objectives:
* Define and interpret the meaning of physical education * Help the students acquire knowledge and analyze fitness as major goal of physical education. * Develop and maintain a desirable level of physical fitness and physical competence * Accept responsibility for personal fitness leading to an active healthy lifestyle. PHYSICAL EDUCATION DEFINED:
Physical education is the integral part of the whole educational program designed to promote the optimum development of the individual physically, socially, emotionally, and mentally through total body movement in the performance of properly selected physical activities (Andin, 3).Furthermore, it is a way of education through physical activities which areselected and carried on with full regard to value human growth, development and behavior. Article I of international charter of physical education and sports UNESCO, Paris 1978 Article 1. The...
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