Perspectives on the Physical Fitness Testing of Children: The Case for a Realistic Educational Approach

in Pediatric Exercise Science
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James Whitehead and Cynthia Pemberton are with the Department of HPER, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND 58202. Charles Corbin is with the Department of Exercise Science and P.E. at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287.


Editor’s note: The November 1989 issue of Pediatric Exercise Science featured a literary debate by Russell Pate versus Vern Seefeldt and Paul Vogel regarding the value of mass fitness testing of children. The following article was written in response to that discussion and offers yet another viewpoint of the controversy.

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