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ERIC Number: EJ936020
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1930-4595
The Use of Homework Assignments in Physical Education among High School Students
Pantanowitz, Michal; Lidor, Ronnie; Nemet, Dan; Eliakim, Alon
ICHPER-SD Journal of Research, v6 n1 p48-53 Spr-Sum 2011
Only a few studies have examined how students and their parents perceive the contribution of homework (HW) assignments given in physical education (PE) classes to the students' development. The main objective of our study was to explore the attitude and compliance towards HW assignments in PE among Israeli high school students and their parents. The students and their parents completed questionnaires at the beginning and at the end of a 12-week PE program in which physical activity (PA), academic, and combined (PA and academic) HW assignments were given after each PE class (24 classes, 24 HW assignments). In addition, the students underwent anthropometric measurements and physical fitness assessments. Among the main findings that emerged from our study were that (a) more than half of the students supported being given HW assignments in PE, (b) the majority of the parents supported the idea of assigning HW assignments in PE, and (c) very few of the students complied with all the homework assignments (4%), and less than half completed some of the given assignments. A number of instructional strategies are discussed in order to help the PE teacher in monitoring the preparation of HW assignments given in PE classes. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 11; Grade 12; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel