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ERIC Number: ED107625
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Pages: 8
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Lifetime Sports Instruction Offered to Pupils in New York State Public Secondary Schools.
Straub, William F.; And Others
This study was developed to determine if changes in the extent of lifetime sports instruction had taken place in New York State secondary schools since 1967. The subjects of this study were 530 randomly selected New York State secondary schools. Schools were classified into the following three levels according to the number of pupils in grades 7-12: (a) small schools had a pupil population of under 300; (b) medium schools ranged in size from 300-999 pupils; and (c) large schools had 1,000 or more pupils. The sample consisted of one-third of the schools from each of the three classifications, and data was collected through the use of a questionnaire. Initial mailing and three followup letters produced a return of 83 percent. The results show that the instructional offerings in the lifetime sports of golf, tennis, bowling, and badminton have declined significantly since 1967. Although some of the differences in instructional offerings between 1967 and 1974 may have resulted from sampling variations, it can still be concluded that lifetime sports programs are not any better than they were in 1967. These data suggest that physical education teachers and administrators are not, generally speaking, preparing their pupils well for adult participation in lifetime sports. (Author/JS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: New York