Kinchin (2006) completed one of the most thorough reviews of published research on Sport Education. The specific student outcomes noted in these 50 studies were as follows.
- Students preferred Sport Education over their previous physical education experiences, and students who first experienced Sport Education reported that they hoped their teacher would continue to use the model.
- General increases in student enthusiasm were reported across a variety of Sport Education settings.
- Both boys and girls reported that they worked harder in Sport Education.
- Teachers reported that students had better attendance, were more appropriately dressed for activity, and were less likely to avoid participation.
- Students liked the longer Sport Education seasons because they had more time to learn the activity, more time to play it, and more time to be with teammates.
- Students expressed loyalty to their teams and didn’t want to let their teammates down.
- Lower-skilled students reported appreciation for teammates who encouraged and supported their development.
- Lower-skilled students seemed to particularly benefit from their Sport Education experiences.
- Girls tended to gain confidence and be more willing to participate.
- Most students reported that they had improved in terms of developing better techniques and applying tactics.
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