ERIC Number: ED317535
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Study of Physical, Health, and Safety Education in New Jersey.
New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton.
In 1986 the State Board of Education of New Jersey approved more rigorous high school graduation requirements in academic subjects. Concern was expressed that requiring additional academic courses could crowd the daily schedules for many students and, in effect, impede their ability to take courses that meet other requirements, needs, and interests. Since the state's currently mandated high school graduation requirements for physical, health, and safety education take up the greatest amount of instructional time, the Board requested that these requirements be reviewed. This report documents the review of these requirements. The study investigated: (1) the background of the statewide physical, health, and safety education requirements; (2) the impact of the requirements on the high schools in New Jersey; (3) the curriculum of the requirements; and (4) the relationship of fitness to the physical, health, and safety education requirements. Recommendations of the Commission are outlined. Supplements include a survey of high school physical education, health, and safety in New Jersey, as well as survey results. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey