ERIC Number: ED103406
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Problems Resulting from the Implementation of a Pilot Program in Accountability.
Field, David A.
The concept of accountability has become very important recently to both teachers and administrators. Despite this, very few experimental projects dealing with accountability have been attempted--especially in the field of physical education. A program of accountability was conducted at Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, in the Department of Men's Physical Recreation. Knowledge and physchomotor tests were administered before and after the 10-week term. Activity areas included archery, badminton, bicycling, bowling, and volleyball. Many problems were encountered in implementing the program, but some basic elements for this type of approach to accountability were noted. These include: (a) the necessity of testing by trained and neutral testers, (b) the provision for all instructors whose teaching would be evaluated to have a voice in determining the tests and standards to be used, and (c) the inclusion of an incentive reward system to benefit faculty whose students continually show superior learning. (PB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (Atlantic City, New Jersey, March 1975)