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ERIC Number: ED356228
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
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A Survey Assessment of Florida's Fit To Achieve Program.
Sander, Allan N.; And Others
This study examined the impact of a Florida State Department of Education project entitled Fit to Achieve--a cardiovascular fitness education program for elementary school children. Of the teachers implementing the program, 24 elementary physical educators and 134 elementary classroom teachers responded to a survey that asked for information on changes noted in the following areas: children's motivation for, participation in, and knowledge of cardiovascular fitness. The survey was based on the reinforcement of the 3 areas through the use of classroom curriculum materials which included instructional aerobic routine videotapes and an audio tape for 15 minute fitness breaks, developmental written student assignments of an interdisciplinary classroom subject nature, a comprehensive teacher guide which included active learning experience ideas, and a parent guide. The uniqueness of the program centered on physical education teachers (N=60) presenting inservices which guided classroom teachers in grades K-5 who actually implemented the program with their students. The program was implemented for at least a 3 month period (from 1 to 5 days per week) in the participating elementary schools. The results of the study indicated a substantial increase in children's motivation for cardiovascular fitness activity, a moderate increase in children's cardiovascular fitness activity participation after or away from school, and a low to moderate increase in children's cardiovascular fitness knowledge. Eleven recommendations based on survey results are included. Appendixes provide copies of the two survey instruments. (Author/LL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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