ERIC Number: ED222564
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Pitt Meadows Physical Education Project: Evaluation of an Implementation Project.
Moody, Peter R.
The implementation and evaluation of a quality daily physical education program into a 14-room elementary school in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, is reported. The implementation process involved the services of a university professor who served as an external change agent and consultant within the project. The consultant made 20 day-long visits to the school throughout 1980-81 in order to dialogue with teachers; to give presentations to teachers; to give lesson demonstrations; to provide feedback following observations of lessons; to team-teach with and coach teachers; and to provide teachers with curriculum materials. Data concerning eight objectives comprised teacher, principal, and consultant interview transcripts; the principal's supervisory notes and reports; the consultant's anecdotal, observation, and working notes; a teacher questionnaire; and pupil attitude, knowledge, and psychomotor tests. The data were examined largely through content analysis and were presented employing the processes of triangulation and corroboration in order to arrive at valid and reliable statements. This investigation principally involved 45 grade 3 and 45 grade 7 pupils, 13 teachers, a principal, and a consultant. A further 290 pupils ranging from kindergarten through grade 7 were also involved. This study resulted in eight recommendations related to implementation and evaluation processes. (Author/PN)
Descriptors: Change Agents, Change Strategies, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Innovation, Educational Planning, Educational Strategies, Elementary Education, Instructional Development, Physical Education, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Teaching Methods
Educational Research Institute of British Columbia, Suite 400-515 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4A8 (Can. $5.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Educational Research Inst. of British Columbia, Vancouver.
Authoring Institution: N/A
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