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ERIC Number: ED078068
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Accountability in Physical Education: The Effectiveness of the Physical Education Specialist.
Jacobson, Stanley A.; Stiles, Richard L.
A total of 360 boys and girls from first through sixth grade were randomly selected and tested with an instrument developed in the Tacoma Public Schools, to determine: (1) differences in physical skills and fitness performance of pupils who received the services of an elementary physical education specialist and pupils who had not, and (2) differences in physical skills and fitness performance of boys and girls. An attitudinal comparison also was made between teachers working regularly with an elementary physical education specialist and those who were not. The study found that: (1) Where differences existed, pupils who received the services of an elementary physical education specialist demonstrated superior performances to those who had not and those who had not also required more demonstrations of a skill before they could attempt it; (2) Very few systematic differences were found between the performances of boys and girls; however, the girls generally showed consistently superior performances on most rope skipping skills and boys were superior on jumping, running, throwing, and rope climbing skills; (3) Teachers who worked regularly with an elementary physical education specialist rated physical education as having greater importance. (Author)
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