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ERIC Number: EJ794473
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0730-3084
A National Study of Nonrenewal in High School Coaching
Miller, Glenn A.; Lutz, Rafer; Shim, Jaeho; Fredenburg, Karen; Miller, John
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), v77 n7 p40-45 Sep 2006
Little is known about dismissals in the high school coaching arena. Some research indicates that school boards and administrators dismiss an average of one in ten coaches annually. As educators who prepare future coaches and teachers, we strive to properly equip individuals pursuing this vocation by providing educational experiences that enhance coaching longevity and job security. Since sports play such a prominent role in our culture, investigation into this area would appear warranted. Therefore, high school principals and coaches were surveyed about the various pressures coaches face, reasons for dismissals, and from which sport coaches are most frequently dismissed. This study provides information that may give guidance to programs that prepare those who are pursuing a career in coaching or teaching. (Contains 4 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A