evaluation of social development
We socialize our pupils or contribute to their social learnings when they learn the ways of the group, become functioning members of it, act according to its standards, accept its rules, and in turn become accepted by the group. We socialize youth by helping them acquire social experiences, social habits, and social relationships. Our interest is in the development of the social phases of personality, attitudes, and values by means of games, sports and related activities.6 Charles C. Cowell
Social development implies the degree of ability that a youngster has in getting along with others. Such traits as sportsmanship, attitudes, and appreciations are a part of the child's total personality and character, and they contribute to his social effectiveness; ". . . personality is the most inclusive frame of reference in which an individual can be judged. It includes the sum of all his characteristics and his behavior--his intelligence, knowledge, attitudes, interests, and his responses to and interaction with his environment." Personality deals with the total adjustment of an individual to his environment. Good adjustment manifests itself in a happy, healthy outlook on life. The well-adjusted individual gets along with others and has an inner feeling of well-being, contentment, and satisfaction.
Abundant evidence verifies the vital role that physical education plays in aiding children to develop socially. Prominent educators recognize the inherent potential yet to be realized fully by our profession in