A critical investigation into physical education in twenty first century schools: a teacher's perspective
Cardiff Metropolitan University
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The central theme of the study was to gain an in-depth insight into the National Curriculum for Physical Education from the views of the subject's teachers, It also explored their objectives and their aims in order to determine whether they had an understanding of the non-physical benefits of the subject. An overall picture of the value and place of Physical Education in secondary schools today was also looked upon. The study employed a qualitative methodology in which semi-structured interviews were used to allow richness and depth to be obtained from the interviews. Seven Physical Education Heads of Department were used in the study from four secondary schools in Cardiff. The interviews covered a range of topics including the curriculum, constraints, attitudes, values and non-physical benefits. The study concluded that teachers are extremely optimistic ard believe PE can offer a unique experience where pupils can gain many positive values. They also have a clea¡ understanding of the non-physical benefits that can be achieved through PE, although they do not consider these to be the highest importance when conducting their lessons. Critical issues also arose from the study, which included a lack of support and respect for the subject from many influential figures, plus inadequate facilities and resources to fit into the requirements of the National Curriculum.
BSc (Hons) Sport, PE and Recreation
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