Quality physical education

Guidelines for policy makers


These Guidelines have been developed, in partnership with the European Commission, the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE), International Olympic Committee (IOC), UNDP, UNICEF, UNOSDP and WHO, to inform the provision of quality physical education across the full age range from early years through secondary education. In this regard, the Guidelines provide a framework to support policy- makers (i.e. heads of department or senior officials within ministries) reshape physical education policy to accelerate the development of several dimensions of human capital in a unique, comprehensive way.

Users of the Guidelines will benefit from the inclusion of benchmarks for QPE provision and teacher training, checklists for strengthening provision, good practice examples and a policy matrix to develop inclusive QPE within a full policy cycle. A connected infographic for ministers and a toolkit for practitioners have been developed to complement these Guidelines, each with its specific target audience in mind.


Source: UNESCO - Promoting Quality Physical Education Policy