An Investigation into How Teachers Experience Teaching Physical Education at a Primary School in the Port of Spain and Environs District

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dc.contributor.author Butler, Deborah
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-22T19:20:23Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-22T19:20:23Z
dc.date.issued 2015-01-22
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2139/39482
dc.description.abstract This study investigated teachers’ experience of teaching Physical Education (PE) at a primary school in Trinidad and Tobago. Data were collected through interviews, observations, and document analysis. Analysis of the data revealed five major themes: 1) Status of Physical Education: Teacher Training; 2) Status of Physical Education: Teachers’ Perspectives; 3) Need for Specialist Primary School PE Teachers; 4) Teachers’ Past Experiences with Physical Education; and 5) Present Teaching Practice and Physical Education Misconceptions. The findings indicated that while the teachers were cognizant of the need for PE, they encountered the following challenges in teaching the subject: 1) inadequacy of trained teachers, 2) nonexistent and inadequate facilities and equipment, 3) lack of parental support for PE, 4) insufficient administrative support for PE teachers, 5) lack of knowledge and skills to effectively teach PE, and 6) heavy curriculum demand. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Teacher attitudes en_US
dc.subject Primary school teachers en_US
dc.subject Teaching experience en_US
dc.subject Physical education en_US
dc.subject Case studies en_US
dc.subject Trinidad and Tobago en_US
dc.title An Investigation into How Teachers Experience Teaching Physical Education at a Primary School in the Port of Spain and Environs District en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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