An evaluation of the physical education programs for men in nine selected junior colleges in Texas



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Purpose: The Purpose of this evaluation were to 1.) analyze and compare the men’s physical education programs in nine selected junior colleges; 2.) to make pertinent recommendations for organizational improvements; 3.) to supply data as a basis for aiding the improvement of existing physical programs and 4.) to provide guidelines for those persons responsible or installing programs in new and proposed junior colleges. Methods: the methods used to acquire data were: 1.) a personal visit to each of the selected junior colleges, and 2.) application of the Neilson-Comer-Allsen Score Card for Evaluation of Physical Education Programs for Junior College Men to the physical education program in each school. Findings: 1.) The Junior College physical education programs were conducted by experienced instructors whose professional preparation was generally good. 2.) The physical fitness, personality, character, and teaching efficiency of the instructors appeared to be excellent. 3.) Membership in professional organizations and attendance at professional meetings by the instructors was poor. 4.) The area of the school sites where satisfactory. 5.) The schools had no particular difficulties in the areas of supplies and equipment with the exception of gymnastic and corrective program equipment. 6.) The indoor facilities provided at various schools were superior to the outdoor facilities. 7.) The variety of physical education activities offered in the junior college was too limited. 8.) The intermural programs of the schools were very weak and need improvement. 9.) The size of the school and geographical location of the school had little bearing on the type of physical education program offered.



Physical education and training--Curricula.