ERIC Number: ED292779
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
Status of Health and Physical Education in Louisiana Public Schools: Grades 6-12, 1987. Research Bulletin 1811.
Brightwell, D. Shelby; Dugas, Edmond A.
This study focused on all teachers, in the public schools of Louisiana in grades 6-12, who taught health and physical education at least 50 percent of the time. A 53 percent return was obtained, which represented 917 teachers in 381 schools. Responses were received from all 64 parishes and the two city school systems in the state. The study investigated several topics which relate to: (1) the breadth and sex-designated format of curricular offerings; (2) teaching effectiveness; (3) economic and demographic information about teachers; (4) variables responsible for teachers continuing in education or leaving the field; (5) professional memberships and attendance patterns at professional meetings; (6) role diversification of teachers; (7) usefulness of selected undergraduate courses; (8) frequency of bachelors and masters degrees; (9) usefulness of State Department of Education guides; (10) certification; and (11) teaching patterns and decision-making sources of program content. Recommendations are offered for program improvements. References and a copy of the survey instrument are appended. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge.