Sports in schools : provisions and practices

Badsiwal, Rekha (2011) Sports in schools : provisions and practices. Learning Curve (17). pp. 57-60.

Text - Published Version
Download (610kB) | Preview


All policy documents on education invariably mention the indispensable role of health and physical education. National Curriculum Framework 2005 advocates that “a basic understanding of the health concerns is necessary, but the more important dimension is that of experience and development of health, skills and physical well- being through practical engagement with play, exercise, sports and practices of personal and community hygiene”. The outlook on sports has now widened to include and emphasise its integration with other subject content in order to promote understanding of health, hygiene and physical education1. This ambition can be attained only by well-coordinated efforts of the education policy, adequate infrastructure provided by administrators and teachers, good facilities and opportunities. The position paper also notes that health and physical education has been reduced to ‘games and sports period’ in its implementation in schools. This essay attempts to discuss the purpose, provisions and practices with respect to ‘games and sports’ period in schools. It utilises the information gathered through informal interaction with children, parents, teachers, physical education teachers and principals on the issue.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Badsiwal, Rekha
Document Language:
Uncontrolled Keywords: Education, Elementary education, Early childhood education
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Learning Curve
Full Text Status: Public
Publisher URL:

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item