ERIC Number: ED190599
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Dec
Reference Count: 0
British Columbia Physical Education Assessment. Summary Report.
British Columbia Univ., Vancouver. Faculty of Education.
About 3,000 students in grades 3, 7, and 11 were assessed for fitness, motor ability, knowledge and understanding of physical activity, and participation and attitudes toward physical acitivity. Over 2,200 physical education teachers and 1,300 administrators completed questionnaires on instructional practices and program assessment. Results indicated that many students were overweight. Motor ability and fitness of secondary females and of all elementary students generally received weak ratings from the interpretation panel. Knowledge and understanding results were rated as weak or marginally satisfactory for 97% of the grade 3 items, 49% of the grade 7 items, and 47% of the grade 11 items. All students felt physical education was as important and more enjoyable than other subjects. Involvement in extracurricular programs was extensive, esecially at the intermediate and secondary levels. Teachers cited need for inservice training, released time, facilities, equipment, and supplies. Most elementary teachers had little academic training in physical education and cited a need for specialist teachers. Most programs emphasized team games, not dance, gymnastics or aquatics. Students were evaluated subjectively. Results of the assessment yielded 25 recommendations: among these were a need for body fat reduction, upgrading teacher qualifications, and daily physical education. (CP)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Behavioral Objectives, Curriculum Evaluation, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Improvement, Knowledge Level, Performance Tests, Physical Activity Level, Physical Characteristics, Physical Education, Physical Fitness, Program Attitudes, Program Improvement, Psychomotor Skills, Sex Differences, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Test Results
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: British Columbia Dept. of Education, Victoria.
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Univ., Vancouver. Faculty of Education.
Identifiers: British Columbia