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TITLE Eastern Thought and Movement Forms Possible Implications for Western Sport and Physical Education AUTHOR Case Robert W 1983 ABSTRACT American sport stresses the outward aspects of participation such as outcomes rewards goals and winning Eastern thought and movement forms emphasize the inner and spiritual aspects of human movement such as self-realization spontaneity body awareness and enlightenment In relating Eastern thought and movement forms to Western sport five themes are found to be repeated in the literature 1 practical and utilitarian concerns 2 hidden dimensions 3 metaphysical mindbody concerns 4 competition concerns and 5 pedagogical concerns A discussion and analysis of these concerns implications for Western sport is presented Two emerging trends are identified The first is the movement arts trend which emphasizes the depth and fullness of human movement experiences and a subjectivequalitative understanding of the body in meaningful relation with the world The second trend suggests that movement activities which emphasize self-awareness and self-expression will play an important role in coping with a high technology future JD DESCRIPTORS Athletes Competition Holistic Approach Human Body Meditation Movement Education Non Western Civilization Participant Satisfaction Physical Education Physical Fitness Relaxation Training Self Actualization Social Attitudes Sport Psychology Western Civilization ERICNO ED104831 TITLE Re-Visioning Sports Physical Education and the Body AUTHOR Leonard George 1975 ABSTRACT Physical education and athletic programs are usually considered expendable parts of the American lifestyle Nearly half the adults in the United States do not exercise at all and of those that do many indulge in their favorite sport only once or twice a month Although America seems to be a sports-conscious nation the majority of the population are spectators rather than active participants A demand for equal time for health physical education and recreation needs to be made However there should first be a change in attitude concerning sports Why should the national favorites continue to be football baseball and
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