ERIC Number: ED073059
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Report on Experiment Girls on Boys' Interschool Athletic Teams. March 1969-1970.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation.
The primary purposes of this project were to secure information concerning (a) administrative, supervisory, and other conditions which would be detrimental to girls' participation on boys' interschool athletic teams in noncontract schools, and (b) experiences and opinions of persons directly involved in the program. The participation of 100 schools from March 1, 1969 through June 30, 1970 was completely voluntary and with the approval of the state education department. The ten sports involved in this integrated athletic project were bowling, cross country, fencing, golf, tennis, gymnastics, riflery, skiing, soccer, and track. The evaluation of the project was compiled through questions and comments from principals, directors of health, physical education, and recreation, women physical educators, women supervisors, coaches, visiting coaches, boy teammates, boys from visiting teams, girl participants, parents, and physicians. A review of this information by an evaluation committee showed no basic problems arising within the project. There was no evidence of physical, psychological or social harm to the male or female participants. The types of problems cited dealt with administrative arrangements and supervision. Because of these results, the participation of girls on boys' interschool athletic teams in noncontract schools was approved by the Board of Regents on March 16, 1971. All correspondence relating to the experiment was included in the 17-page appendixes. (BRB)
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Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation.