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Self-reported job responsibilities of public school adapted physical educators.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Perceptual and motor skills
Publication Date
Volume
96
Issue
1
Pages
305–310
Identifiers
PMID: 12705538
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The purpose was to survey adapted physical educators, teaching in the public schools, concerning the nature of their work and the percentage of time spent weekly in 14 specific job roles or responsibilities. Of 102 respondents solicited from national conferences, 66 teachers representing 20 states provided usable data. Most respondents worked in urban settings (77%), served an average of 8 schools per week, had an average caseload of 76 students, and saw each student an average of two times a week. Percentages of time spent each week were greatest in direct instruction (43%), traveling (9%), planning instruction (9%), and assessing students (7%). Findings were similar to those reported previously and discussed in relation to job competencies taught in university classes designed to prepare specialists in adapted physical education.

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