Faculty Publications

Title

School administrators’ opinions of adapted physical education services

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Adapted physical education, Educational leadership, Physical education, School administrators, Special education administrators

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of Special Education Leadership

Volume

33

Issue

1

First Page

36

Last Page

44

Abstract

• School administrators oversee and monitor specially designed programming for students with disabilities to ensure they receive appropriate services. School administrators, however, may be unprepared for the diverse roles that are needed to ensure students with disabilities receive an appropriate education (Edwards, 2012) including in adapted physical education (APE). • The purpose of this investigation was to determine school administrators’ opinions of the importance of APE services for students with disabilities. • TheSchool Administrators’ Opinions Toward APE Services Survey was administered to 200 school administrators throughout the state of Texas to determine school administrators’ opinions of APE. Descriptive statistics were reported and a factor analysis yielded a four-factor solution for the opinions toward level of importance. • The findings from this investigation indicate that (a) school administrators had low opinions toward APE and opinions of APE services were low when compared to other special education services, (b) female school administrators in Texas have higher overall opinions towards APE services compared to their male counterparts, and (c) school administrators that directly supervise APE teachers have generally more positive opinions toward APE services. • There is an essential need to understand school administrators’ opinions of APE, which has often been overlooked within the field of special education, and develop strategies to improve school administrators’ opinions of APE services.

Original Publication Date

3-1-2020

Repository

UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Language

en

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