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ERIC Number: EJ1012676
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-0892-4562
Strategies for Maintaining Appropriate Behavior in Inclusive Physical Education Settings
Sanderson, Sonya; Heckaman, Kelly A.; Ernest, James M.; Johnson, Sherifa; Raab, Scot
Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, v26 n1 p20-25 2013
The typical physical education class period consists of a number of instructional activities linked together by brief transitory phases, or transitions (e.g., lining up, identifying teams, handing out equipment, etc.). Transitions can challenge even the most experienced physical educators, because without good classroom management, transitions can provide opportunities for off-task behaviors and disruptions that result in a loss of instructional time. Vogler, van der Mars, Cusimano, and Darst (1999) examined the effects of transitions on students' learning and off-task behavior with children in inclusive elementary physical education classes. The authors reported an average of 16 transitions per class period, with 26% of the time in a class period allocated for transitions. Results from the study indicated that there was a correlation between the frequency of off-task behavior and the frequency of transitions, with more frequent transitions resulting in higher levels of off-task behavior. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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