Tags:From the press release:
David Claxton, professor of health and physical education at Western Carolina University, recently presented the 31st annual Dudley Allen Sargent Lecture at the National Association for Kinesiology and Physical Education for Higher Education annual conference in San Diego.
The title of Claxton’s keynote address was “The Politics of Physical Education.”
A member of the association for 25 years, Claxton explored what is happening at the state and federal level that supports association members’ work. He discussed the Carol M. White Physical Education for Progress Act passed in 2003 that has provided an average of $54 million annually for physical education programs across the United States despite proposals to pare the budget by reducing funding for physical education.
In addition, he explored politics on university campuses and the need for those in the field to position themselves to be supported by their own administrations through visibility and participation on committees.
“We can’t just sit back and hope that people are going to recognize the good things we do,” said Claxton.
The president of the association nominated Claxton to present the 2012 lecture, which is the keynote address for the conference. The annual lecture honors Sargent, who devoted his career to promoting health and fitness in men and women.
Claxton’s address also will be published in an upcoming issue of Quest, a journal in the field of physical education.
For more information, contact Claxton at 828-227-7360 or firstname.lastname@example.org.