A COMPARATIVE STUDY ON PHYSICAL EDUCATION OBJECTIVES IN DIFFERENT EUROPEAN COUNTRIES
Keywords:objectives, secondary school, Physical Education(PE)
The deep significance of physical education is highlighted through its contribution to the harmonious development of personality, by providing a functional balance between its components, particularly between the physical and the mental ones. The educator/trainer has to undertake two major tasks in the work of educating the young generation, namely, the development and strengthening of the students' health, as well as their harmonious physical, intellectual and moral development which represent defining features of our activity. Physical Education aims at developing a harmonious body, at strengthening health and at cultivating physical qualities (Cretu, 1999, Jinga & Istrate, 1998).
In the value system of the society, biological health is an essential value which overlaps nature’s health and humans’ mental health. Constrained by this double necessity, physical education and sports is the subject of hereditary and environmental conditioning (Calin, 1996), whereas the beauty and harmony of physical exercises facilitate the formation of aesthetic qualities (Nicola, 1994).
This paper does not propose a theoretical work on physical education methodology, but a practical contribution to this issue. School education, in our society, raises educational problems of great complexity. If in respect of general educational work in secondary education, the curricula contribute positively to the formation of the team of educators through its scientific content, in terms of the intellectual, moral, practicalapplicative content, there is still a vast field of research which should to be addressed in physical education.
In this study, we have tried to highlight the modalities of organising physical education activities in line with the set objectives, the relationships formed against the background of correct acquiring of ageconditioned motor abilities, the communication between children, and some peculiarities in applying specific methods and procedures to a given content of curriculum.