The Fifth Dimension: Extending the Physical Education Program

Jones, Diana L.; Tannehill, Deborah; O'Sullivan, Mary; Stroot, Sandra A.
April 1989
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education;Apr1989, Vol. 8 Issue 3, p223
Academic Journal
This article reports that a large number of teachers of physical education do not think that allotted class time is sufficient for effective teaching and does not allow for the meeting of a broad range of program goals. As a result physical education teachers frequently look for ways to extend their programs. Methods used by the seven teachers under discussion in this study included organizing parents nights, field days, adventure units, tournaments in a variety of field sports including archery, soccer, and badminton. The veteran teachers had the most number of activities, the beginning teachers the fewest. Holding a track and field meet was common to all three groups.


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