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International Journal of Sports, Exercise and Physical Education

Vol. 6, Issue 1, Part A (2024)

Finding equilibrium: How policy and budget influence physical education access and quality

Author(s):

Debraj Nath, Salka Kalai, Sukanta Ch Nath, Priyanshu Prabal Dutta and Rahul Dev Choudhury

Abstract:

The article addresses the post-effects of physical education (PE) programs on various aspects, including physical activity levels, fitness, obesity, self-esteem, and academic performance. It recommends policy and budgetary solutions to overcome financial and systemic constraints for at-risk populations accessing high-quality PE programs. Key suggestions involve increased staffing and funding for PE teachers, improved resources and facilities, mandated PE time changes, enhanced teacher training, community-school partnerships, and technology integration. The analysis emphasizes the importance of balancing health promotion goals with budget realities through evidence-based policies. The paper concludes that a collaborative, multi-disciplinary partnership between politicians, school officials, and community leaders can maximize PE provision quality within existing budget limits, yielding significant public health benefits for schoolchildren in terms of enhanced physical activity and fitness.

Pages: 28-32  |  64 Views  21 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Debraj Nath, Salka Kalai, Sukanta Ch Nath, Priyanshu Prabal Dutta and Rahul Dev Choudhury. Finding equilibrium: How policy and budget influence physical education access and quality. Int. J. Sports Exercise Phys. Educ. 2024;6(1):28-32. DOI: 10.33545/26647281.2024.v6.i1a.71
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