ERIC Number: ED564206
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Is Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) Participation an Equitable Substitution for an Alternative Physical Education Credit in High School?
Bruno, Michael A.
As school districts nationwide struggle to raise academic achievement of students, an emphasis is made to increase the rigor of core subjects such as math, language arts, reading and writing. To balance the school day, courses such as physical education, health, and fine arts are given less prominence in scheduling. For physical education (PE), a remedy practiced by school districts is to allow alternative credit through participation in Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC), marching band, cheerleading, athletic teams, or community league sports (NASPE, 2012). Earlier research conducted by Lounsbery, Holt, Monnat, Funk, and McKenzie (2014) argue that substitution of PE credit through JROTC participation is not equitable. While the research conducted by Lounsbery, et al (2014) provides an objective argument, the scope of the study lacked a comprehensive lens to accurately evaluate the merits of JROTC as a viable substitution for PE credit.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Hampshire