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ERIC Number: ED180539
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Pages: 76
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The General Instructional Program in Physical Education at Two-Year Colleges: 1979.
Bankson, Stephen R.; Jonas, Stephen
A survey of 831 two-year colleges was conducted in January, 1979, to gather data on physical education (P.E.) programs and requirements, grading practices, course offerings, P.E. faculty, and physical facilities. Survey findings, based on a 53% response rate, indicate that 93% of the responding colleges offered physical education classes and that 75% offered a program to students desiring to major in the subject. About 66% of the respondents had a universal P.E. requirement (usually of one year). Exemptions for medical reasons, handicaps, and prior military service were granted by 93% of the schools, but only 40% exempted students because of age. The vast majority of colleges applied P.E. grades toward a student's grade point average. Factors considered in P.E. grades included attendance and participation (94%), knowledge (85%), improvement (76%), and skill performance (89%). Individual sports, dual sports, and basic fitness classes showed the greatest demand, while team sports appeared to be on the decline. About 50% of the faculty perceived student interest to be greatly enhanced in coeducational courses, and only 38% offered courses restricted to men or women students. Responding institutions had an average of over five full-time P.E. faculty members. Over 80% of the schools had a gymnasium, P.E. offices, locker facilities, weight rooms, and tennis courts. (JP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Lorain County Community Coll., Elyria, OH.