ERIC Number: ED195525
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr-17
Reference Count: 0
"I Know You're Certified, But What Can You Teach?".
Brassie, P. Stanley
There is agreement among most physical education professionals that the quality of graduate programs in physical education must be more closely monitored. There is general agreement that graduate degree programs in physical education are being offered by some institutions that have inadequate faculties, inadequate facilities, and inadequate curricula. A common body of knowledge to unify curricular programs is needed, but there is little agreement on what it should be. Many fear that accreditation standards might destroy creative approaches to graduate study, and it is agreed that accreditation is expensive. Specialized licensure in physical education skills is gaining great momentum in the profession. Unified support of specialized certification might provide an opportunity to direct it toward a positive aspect of professional physical education preparation programs. It would then be possible to move toward the development of state examinations for both the body of knowledge and performance skills. Unified support for accreditation would make it possible to address standards for programs of professional preparation. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Georgia Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Convention (April 17, 1980).