Teacher Certification Testing in Physical Education

Tannehill, Deborahe; O'Sullivan, Mary
April 1990
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education;Apr1990, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p227
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the impact of educational reform in the United States on the teaching of physical education. The article "A Nation at Risk: The Imperative for Educational Reform," by the National Commission on Excellence in Education in 1983 is discussed, as well as subsequent attempts to improve American schools. Many reform attempts have aimed at maintaining higher standards for U.S. teachers, but despite increased testing, excellence in teaching remains difficult to measure. A history of the National Teachers Exam in the United States is presented, and professional leadership in the area of physical education is discussed.


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