The World Manifest of Physical Education FIEP 2000

Art. 1 – For its values, Physical Education shall be understood as one of the fundamental rights of all the people.

Art. 2 – As a right of all the people, Physical Education is a process of Education both
through formal and non-formal means,

– That, by Interacting with the cultural and natural influences (water, air, sun etc.) in each region and with facilities and adequate artificial equipment;

– That, by Using Physical activities in the form of gymnastic exercises, games, sports, dances, adventure activities, relaxation and other options of educationally-purposed active leisure;

– That, by Aiming at learning and developing motor skills of children, youngsters, adults and senior citizens by increasing their personal conditions for the acquisition of knowledge and favorable attitudes for the consolidation of systematic habits of Physical practice;

– That, by Promoting an effective Education for the health and healthy occupation of free leisure time;

– That, by Recognizing that corporal practices related to the development of values can lead to the participation in socially responsible solutions to the search of citizenship;

It CONSTITUTES an effective means for human beings to conquer an active lifestyle.

Art. 3 – Educationally-oriented Physical activities, in their possible in their possible form of expression always recognized as Physical Education specific means constitute privileged forms of Education.

Art. 4 – For its concept and scope, Physical Education should by considered part of people´s Educational process both inside or outside the school atmosphere, since it is the best option for bodily experiences that do not leave out people´s wholeness, and create lifestyles that
incorporate the use of several forms physical activities.

Art. 5 – Physical Education should be assured and promoted during people´s lifetime, playin an important role in the continuous Education processes, integrating other Educational components, without ever failing strengthen the democratic exercise expressed in the offer of equal conditions offered to its practices.

Art. 6 – Due to potential to develop people’s psychomotor dimension in harmony with their cognitive and social domains, mainly among children and adolescents, Physical Education should be a mandatory discipline in elementary and secondary schools as part of a longitudinal curriculum;

Art. 7 – In order to exercise its function of Education for Health and to have a preventive action in reduction of illnesses related to obesity, heart pathologies, hypertension, some cancer forms and depressions, Physical Education should develop regular practice habits for Physical activities as to contribute to people’s quality of life.

Art. 8 – Physical Education should always be made of pleasant practices so that it can create favorable habits and attitudes among the people as to its different ways of practice during their leisure time.

Art. 9 – Physical Education should always be ethically used as an appropriate means of respect and reinforcement to cultural diversities.

Art. 10 – For the humanistic and social potential that social-cultural phenomenon sports represents, the Education for the Sport should be stimulated and promoted in all Physical Education processes.

Art. 11 – Educational Sport and Free Time or Leisure-Sport should be considered as contents of Physical Education for the similarity of their objectives, means and possibilities of use along people´s lives.

Art. 12 – As an essential field of action for the people, it is vital that all the organisms and institutions focusing on Physical Education carry on developing events and studies that provide scientific fundaments for action of professionals involved in it.

Art. 13 – For its characteristics and potential to offer different forms of Physical activities, Physical Education can and should be established as one of the main options in Tourism programs.

Art. 14 – Considered necessary for the work in the area of Physical Education, Professionals´ education should be revised so as to respond to the new conceptual senses in this area;

Art. 15 – Current Physical Education teachers need to readapt their action and their improvement processes in function of the proposals made in this I Manifesto.

Art. 16 – All the professionals in charge of Physical Education processes should insist on the pursuit for adequate facilities and material means so as not to fail in their objectives.

Art. 17 – By being recognized as an efficient means to balance and improvement in several situations whenever it is offered to people with special needs, Physical Education should be carefully adapted to the characteristics of each case.

Art. 18 – Physical Education should be used in the struggle against discrimination and social exclusion of any kind. It shall be provided with appropriate infrastructure and favorable and accessible conditions so that is can be used to democratize opportunities for people’s participation.

Art. 19 – The professionals in charge of Physical Education in underdeveloped countries and nations under scarcity circumstances should seek for competent and creative solutions for pedagogic strategies, so that they can attain their intended educational goals.

Art. 20 – For what it represents to people´s development according to this Manifest, Physical Education should be the developed nations’ focus of attention. Thus, through programs other than mere hand-out aid, developed nations will assist underdeveloped countries, in an attempt
to reduce inequalities among people.

Art. 21 – By being used to engender a peace-loving society that preserves human dignity through initiatives to foster friendship between, Physical Education should contribute to Peace Culture with programs that promote national and international exchanges and cooperation.

Art. 22 – The professionals in charge of Physical Education manifestation should contribute efficiently to have it developed and offered in a sound coexistence with the environment, without causing negative impacts. It shall also use facilities designed for those purposes and, preferably, equipment made of non-polluting or recycled materials.

Art. 23 – For the tradition and new possibilities involved in Physical Education, International cooperation should also be even more motivated and developed through exchanges of technical cooperation, programs of scholarships and apprenticeships, grants for participation
in events, and other, methods that can reinforce cooperation, friendship and solidarity between different people.

Art. 24 – In their strategies of making Physical Education better appreciated by the people, the professionals involved shall seek all means and forms of communication that can reinforce the knowledge of its benefits.

Art. 25 – The governments and the authorities in charge of Physical Education should reinforce its policies and actions by recognizing the merits of Physical Education and prioritizing economically-disadvantaged social groups.

Art. 26 – By presenting the World Manifest of Physical Education FIEP 2000, Fédération Internationale d´Éducation Physique will be the responsible for its translation to the main languages and for its dissemination all over the world through its international delegates.