Breaking Out: Codependency of High School Physical Education

O'Sullivan, Mary; Siedentop, Daryl; Tannehill, Deborah
July 1994
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education;Jul1994, Vol. 13 Issue 4, p421
Academic Journal
The article discusses the intensive study of 11 physical education teachers, their teaching methods and practices, and their programs in contemporary American high schools. The monograph presented in this issue of the journal attempted to describe, discuss and understand the practices and perceptions of the teachers, their students and their parents from the perspective of a contemporary analysis of physical education. The teachers were chosen because they had good reputations among the researchers and their peers, and as professionals who tried to improve their programs and provide a good experience for their students. The article presents conclusions on the study and implications for high school physical education, staff development, and the education of teachers.


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