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ERIC Number: ED544267
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Large Class Sizes in Physical Education: Guidelines and Strategies. Guidance Document
National Association for Sport and Physical Education
The National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) recommends that the size of physical education class be consistent with those of other subject areas (e.g. maximum 1:25 for ES, 1:30 for MS, 1:35 for HS) for safe and effective instruction. When students with special needs are included in regular physical education classes, their placement should not cause an appropriate class size to be exceeded. Without a doubt, many physical education teachers today face class sizes larger than this (40+ students is not uncommon) and other similar situations like multiple classes sharing one activity space. This document was prepared to assist NASPE workshop participants and physical educators to work with this difficult situation while advocating for recommended class size. (Contains 5 resources.)
National Association for Sport and Physical Education. 1900 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191. Tel: 800-213-7193; Tel: 703-476-3410; Fax: 703-476-8316; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, National Association for Sport and Physical Education