ERIC Number: ED044747
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jul-1
Reference Count: 0
Conference on Conceptualization of Research Problems on the Affective Components of Physical Education Instruction in the Elementary School. Final Report.
Brown, Roscoe C., Jr.
The identification of research strategies to study affective outcomes of physical education is a complex task heightened by the fact that physical education has a variety of meanings to people inside and outside the field. Conference participants expressed various points of view which future researchers should consider in developing research on affective outcomes. Although it might be desirable for broad research strategies to be developed by groups of interested and concerned professionals, the actual research should be developed and conducted by the researcher in physical education. A variety of approaches, particularly in elementary school physical education, should be encouraged in hopes of improving the quality and significance of the research efforts. A review of research studies in the area of affective outcomes (1960-1970) suggests inadequacy of measurement techniques to assess attitudes toward physical activity. It is recommended that a broadly conceived research program in this area begin with a series of observations of various programs to ascertain key variables to be considered in future studies. (Author/CJ)
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Elementary Schools, Measurement Techniques, Objectives, Physical Education, Professional Personnel, Research Design, Research Methodology, Research Problems
Roscoe C. Brown, Jr., New York University, School of Education, Washington Square, New York, New York
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: New York Univ., NY. School of Education.