CRITERIA FOR THE CLASSIFICATION OF PUPIL

CRITERIA FOR THE CLASSIFICATION OF PEOPLES
CRITERIA FOR THE CLASSIFICATION OF PUPIL

 

1. Age
A period of human life, measured by years from birth, usually marked by a certain stage or degree of mental or physical development and involving legal responsibility and capacity. After maturity Age does not hold any significance.There are four types of ages which should be considered for the classification work….
They are a) Chronological Age
               b) Anatomical Age
               c) Physiological Age
               d) Mental Age
a) Chronological Age:
The person age was measured from the date of person was born and between the last day of person life is known as Chronological Age.
b) Anatomical Age :
     Anatomical age is the numerical assessment of a child’s physical growth in relation to the statistical average based on the child’s chronological age. Sometimes Anatomical age was calculated by dentition .The number of teeth a child has at particular level of age this age may helpful to  determine the child ability for heavy-weight training or strength exercises
c)  Physiological Age :

Physiological age is the age of a person, especiallywhen comparing that individual’s physical status with those ofother persons of the same chronological age more over the age of the body as determined by its stage of development in terms of functional norms for various systems.
d) Mental Age :
Mental age is a concept related to intelligence. It looks at how a specific child, at a specific age usually today, now performs intellectually, compared to average intellectual performance for that physical age, and measured in years. More over mental age indicates the maturity level of individual mind and development of his mental qualities. Mental age is not used in the classification of boys for physical activities the way it is used in academic activities. The age which are used in sports solely based on the chronological age of the peoples .
2. Weight:
  A body’s relative mass or the quantity of matter contained by it, giving rise to a downward force; the heaviness of a person or thing. Here weight is generally considered the only factor for the classification of competitors in wrestling and boxing in other competitive events this of little importance because all games do not require the players of a particular weight. It also does not meet the criteria for fair competition. compared with other components of physical fitness and factors of classification, for most of the team games, weight pales into in-significance.
3. Height:

 

  A child’s height based on parental heights subjects to regression toward the mean. It means that very tall or short parents will likely to have taller or shorter child. But the child is likely to be closer to the average height than the parents. In many games like Basket Ball, Volley ball and certain athletic events height is of paramount importance. Height is well related to the athletic ability of an individual Height cannot be kept as the single criterion of classification.   

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