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educational values of Florida State University's circus

Title: The educational values of Florida State University's circus.
Name(s): DeCosmo, James V., author
Miller, Kenneth D., professor directing thesis.
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1950
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource (iv, 33 leaves)
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: "Florida State University presents an annual all-student University circus which is nationally known. This event is a five-ring affair held in the spring quarter of each year in which approximately one hundred and fifty students take an active part. The activities which make up the circus include those of the aerial, dancing, balancing, gymnastics and tumbling, skating, and clowning types. Approximately five small performances are given during the fall quarter in cities near the locality in the State of Florida each year. The Department of Physical Educaiton for Men at Florida State University offers a one-hour service course in circus activities as well as sponsoring the annual all-student University circus. The circus is a part of the physical education program. Physical education is education, and the purposes of both are the same. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to determine the educational values of Florida State University's circus. If it is found that circus activities contribute to the three major purposes of physical education--development of mental and physical fitness, development of social and ethical character, and development of skills for worthy use of leisure--such an enterprise may become a desirable addition to the total physical education program"--Introduction.
Identifier: FSU_historic_aku8695 (IID)
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references (leaves 32-33).
Note(s): "July, 1950."
"Submitted to the Graduate Council of Florida State University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science under Plan II."
Advisor: Kenneth D. Miller, Professor Directing Paper.
Subject(s): Florida State University Flying High Circus
Physical education and training -- Study and teaching (Higher)
Acrobatics -- Study and teaching (Higher)
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Owner Institution: FSU

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DeCosmo, J. V. (1950). The educational values of Florida State University's circus. Retrieved from