ERIC Number: ED232979
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Status of Physical Education within Junior/Community Colleges.
Stier, William F., Jr.
A study of the status of physical education and athletics programs in two-year colleges was part of a followup to an earlier national study conducted in 1971. Questionnaires were sent to a national sample of 300 institutions; 174 (58 percent) were returned. Data on the size of physical education departments, type of school governance, size of college communities, and the training and experience of the faculty were collected. All institutions surveyed were coeducational, and 90 percent were public. A majority of the colleges had liberal arts and vocational-technical curricula, and the physical education departments offered activity or service classes to the student body as a whole. In addition to information on the scope of programs offered, the study sought to examine current policies, practices, and procedures used in the administration, organization, and conduct of the programs, and the use of available facilities. Results indicate that, over the past 10 years, there has been a decrease in the number of years required of students in the service program. Methods of program evaluation were investigated as well as the status of athletic coaches and their opportunities to gain tenure. Responses indicate that the majority of athletic administrators felt no significant impact from Title IX. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (Minneapolis, MN, April 7-11, 1983). For related document, see ED 058 875.