Academic journal article Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport

Professor and Teacher Ratings of Conceptual Physical Education Objectives

Academic journal article Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport

Professor and Teacher Ratings of Conceptual Physical Education Objectives

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Charles B. Corbin and Jennifer A. Wilking, Arizona State University

Seven states and the Department of Defense Dependent Schools worldwide now require a conceptual fitness class (also referred to as personal physical fitness class) as part of their high school graduation requirements. In addition, many other school districts nationwide now have a similar requirement, typically for first year high school students. Those states or districts with a conceptual physical education requirement have prepared lists of student outcomes for the class. The objectives are often established by committees at the state or district level without input from those involved in implementing the course or those preparing future teachers who will implement the course. The purpose of this study was to determine the extent of agreement with formalized objectives for conceptual physical education among high school teachers and college professors. Human participants committee approval was obtained for the study. Fifty-two high school teachers and forty-eighty college professors randomly selected from t he state of Texas were asked to rate the importance of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) or objectives for the Texas Foundations of Personal Fitness course. …

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