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ERIC Number: ED263096
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
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Increasing Academic Learning Time in Elementary Physical Education.
Paese, Paul C.
The amount of time students are engaged in the subject matter in physical education has been found to have a high correlation with student achievement. Academic Learning Time-Physical Education Motor [ALT-PS(M)] is defined as the amount of time a student spends in physical education content doing a motor skill with a low error rate. A report is given of a study that: (1) examined the effect of increasing teacher verbal feedback to students on ALT-PE(M) and engaged time in the classes of three experienced elementary physical education teachers; (2) examined the effect of increasing teacher verbal feedback to students and providing information to the teacher concerning percentages of students waiting in class on ALT-PE(M) and engaged time; and (3) determined whether changes in ALT-PE(M) and engaged time were maintained after interventions were removed, if in fact changes did occur. Primary physical education classes with twenty-five to thirty students were observed. A description is presented of the method of data collection, the research design, and coding categories (setting, content, learner move, and difficulty level). An analysis of results indicates that a behavior change took place in all three teachers and their classes as a result of the interventions applied. This was demonstrated when comparing the mean averages of engaged time ALT-PE(M) and teacher feedback during each intervention phase. Recommendations are made for further research. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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