Title

Physical education program changes from 2006 to 2010

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2013

Abstract

This study aimed to examine changes in physical education (PE) programs nationwide from 2006 to 2010 by analyzing the data reported in the Shape of the Nation published by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education. Means and standard deviations for numeric variables in the reports were computed. For categorical variables, percentages were calculated. Data were analyzed using the Wilcoxon test. The data from this study indicate a significant change in elementary PE as more states have mandated elementary PE and licensed elementary PE teachers. Significant increases in required PE units for high school graduation were also noted, indicating a positive change toward enhancing high school PE. However, the percentages of states with funding for professional developmentand required PE coordinator decreased significantly, suggesting that more work needs to be done if school PE is to provide the help and support requested by public health agencies. © 2013 Human Kinetics, Inc.

Publication Name

Journal of Teaching in Physical Education

Volume Number

32

First Page

205

Last Page

213

Issue Number

2

DOI

10.1123/jtpe.32.2.205

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