ERIC Number: ED366567
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
SPORT IT! Evaluation: A Report to the Australian Sports Commission.
Traill, R. D.; And Others
This report presents results of an evaluation of the SPORT IT! program, a 15-week fundamental motor skill development program for Australian elementary school students. The program is taught by classroom teachers and involves approximately five sessions on each of six skill units: locomotion, ball control, throwing, tracking and trapping, kicking, and striking. A survey of 208 teachers and 160 students in grades 2-6 in the Sydney (Australia) metropolitan area was conducted to evaluate the 1992 pilot program, and a survey was conducted of 335 teachers and over 1,100 students following national implementation of the program in 1993. The evaluation analyzed teachers' feelings about school sport and factors influencing teachers' participation in SPORT IT!, teachers' feelings about the aims of SPORT IT!, program length, incentives, the manual, students' feelings about the program, and gender and age comparisons. Evidence suggests that SPORT IT! addressed the sporting skill needs of students, that students valued the program for the fun they experienced and the sportsmanship attitudes fostered by the program, and that the incentives (pizzas) promoted participation. Six appendices provide copies of survey forms and survey data. (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Australian Sports Commission.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia