How would you characterize Phys Ed in k-12 US schools?
February 19, 2014 1:36 PM Subscribe
At work, I've just started a project on phys ed, and I need some background info. I've contacted a few PE professionals' organizations, but haven't heard back yet. I'd like to know...
posted by daisyace to Education (16 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
1. What's phys ed currently like in k-12 schools?
- How often does it meet, for how long? (Breakdowns with % of schools having none to various amounts would be ideal, but I'll take what you've got.)
- What does it consist of? How much of what's out there is still traditional PE like decades ago, vs. how much has a more dedicated focus on heartrate-raising activity for developing fitness? Or other big distinctions from traditional PE?
2. (my most urgent question) Among traditional PE programs, are there categories you could draw?
-I'll be visiting about 4 of these, and I'd like to see a range, but I don't know what the dimensions of that range should be. E.g., for the schools themselves, I know to vary primary/secondary, high/low income, public/private, etc. Are there similar, PE-specific splits to plan for?
3. How typical is it for PE programs to need students to meet school, district, state, and/or federal standards? With what consequences if they don't?
First-hand knowledge is welcome, as are links to reports or sites where you know I'll find some of this info. I don't really need links to reports or sites where the info may or may not be -- I've got lots of those to comb through already.