Principals' Perceptions of Academic Importance and Accountability in Physical Education

By Deborah A. Stevens-Smith, William Fisk, Frankie Keels Williams and Gina Barton.

Published by The Learner Collection

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The purpose of this study is to examine the perceptions of principals regarding the level of accountability they perceive toward physical education.

Keywords: National Standards, Academics, Testing, Physical Education

International Journal of Learning, Volume 13, Issue 2, pp.7-20. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 876.710KB).

Dr. Deborah A. Stevens-Smith

Deborah Smith graduated from the University of Tennesse at Knoxville with a Master's degree in motor behavior and an Ed.D. in physical education/pedagogy. Primary teaching responsibilities include teaching elementary physical education methods & CPR to education majors at Clemson University for over 15 years. Working with elementary and early childhood education majors has focused most of my research in the area of educational practices and enhancement of learning in the classroom. Research interests include integrated learning techniques, learning styles, dominance profiles and application in the educational setting to enhance learning.

Dr. William Fisk

William R. Fisk is a Professor and Chair of the Faculty of Teacher Education, 404-B Tillman Hall, Eugene T. Moore School of Education, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634-0705. He is interested in the application of technology to teaching as well as child development, and he recently published a chapter with Kay Sloan (2005) Taking-off or Taking Off: What Makes a Professional Development Experience Long-term? In S. Rhine & M. Bailey (Eds.), Insights from the PT3 Program (p.47-57). Eugene, Oregon, International Society for Technology in Education.

Dr. Frankie Keels Williams

Dr. Williams research interests include counseling, leadership roles, and theoretical frameworks in education. Her most recent publication was in Education Administration Quarterly titled Improving Opportunities for Success in Postsecondary Education.

Dr. Gina Barton

Dr Barton is the Director for Teacher Development in the South Carolina Physical Education Assessment Program (SCPEAP) providing in-service and teacher training for elementary physical education teachers.


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