ERIC Number: ED307263
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
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Analyzing Physical Education and Sport Instruction.
Darst, Paul W., Ed.; And Others
This book provides a catalog of observer systems that can be used to analyze interactive and environmental events that occur in physical education and athletic settings. These systems maximize opportunities for collecting data from many perspectives using different techniques for data sources to explain or modify instructional phenomena. The systems are an outgrowth of educational advances in research, theory, and technology and were, for the most part, prompted by the need to study instructional effectiveness in movement environments. The book is divided into five sections: (1) introduction to systematic observation; (2) verbal and nonverbal interaction analysis; (3) teacher/student climate analysis; (4) coach/athlete climate analysis; and (5) ethnography qualitative analysis. In general, the chapters in each part are sequenced in order of complexity, beginning with those instruments that are easier to code and analyze. Each chapter contains a general description of the system, categories, recording procedures, and how to summarize and interpret the data. Recording sheets and research references are included where applicable. (JD)
Descriptors: Athletics, Behavior Rating Scales, Data Collection, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Naturalistic Observation, Physical Education, Student Evaluation, Systems Analysis, Teacher Evaluation
Human Kinetics Publications, Box 5076, Champaign, IL 61820 ($35.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Books; Collected Works - General
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