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ERIC Number: ED194467
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Comparison of Selected Instructional Functions for Secondary Physical Education and Classroom Teachers.
Jensen, Mary; Paese, Paul
The purpose of this study was to gather descriptive data for a comparative analysis of classroom and physical education teaching. A description is provided of the instrument used in collecting a wide range of data appropriate to both the classroom and the gymnasium. Four behavioral categories were observed: substantive behavior, appraisal behavior, managerial behavior, and instructionally nonfunctional behaviors (behaviors that apparently serve no subtantive, managerial, or appraisal functions). Three classroom teachers and three physical education teachers were observed in their respective teaching situations. Results indicated that physical education teachers behave at twice the rate of classroom teachers in substantive and managerial functions. No practical differences appeared for appraisal and nonfunctional categories. Data reveal that physical education teachers showed higher rates of monitoring and initiating behavior, lower rates of soliciting behavior, and approximately the same rates of behavior for manipulating, responding, and clarifying behaviors. Following an analysis of the data, the implications for training physical education teachers are briefly discussed. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A