Thesis abstract in physical education

The analysis of primary PE was undertaken through the use of a case study of one School Sport Partnership SSP in the north-west of England, with the theoretical framework for this study being formed by the figurational sociological perspective.

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The findings revealed that the most common model for the delivery of PE involved responsibility being shared between the generalist class teacher and either a sports coach or specialist PE teacher. The three specific aims for conducting this qualitative study were: a to determine the accommodations currently being used by Adapted Physical Education Teachers, b to examine the different modifications being utilized by Adapted Physical Education Teachers when instructing students in Adapted Physical Education service, and c to verify what role the Adapted Physical Education National Standards play in providing this service. The findings showed that APE instruction varied based on the individual need of the student, the activity level and complexity of the lesson. Improving student attitudes may result in continued participation in physical activity as well as increased academic performance and improved physical and mental health for all students. Limited research has been conducted in determining what teaching strategies are currently being used in adapted physical education when instructing students with disabilities. The SLs recognised strengths and weaknesses in all of the three main approaches used. The analysis of primary PE was undertaken through the use of a case study of one School Sport Partnership SSP in the north-west of England, with the theoretical framework for this study being formed by the figurational sociological perspective. Survey data from 22 Adapted Physical Education Teachers employed at a large urban school district in the Southwest were gathered. The data also showed that while the pedagogical approaches adopted in primary PE lessons did include some inclusive and developmentally appropriate methods, the overriding focus was on didactic teaching approaches being used to achieve narrow skills based outcomes.

Attitudes can influence whether or not a student will regularly engage in and continue participation in physical activities. While much of the existing research has focused on the supposed importance of primary PE, further study in this area expresses concerns about the deficiencies in the preparation of primary generalists to teach the subject; over the quality of learning and teaching within the subject; and over a perceived lack of investment in the long term in the primary age phase.

However, while they favoured the use of specialist teachers because of their subject knowledge and expertise, the more prosaic constraints of cost and flexibility meant that the use of coaches had become increasingly popular.

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The findings revealed that the most common model for the delivery of PE involved responsibility being shared between the generalist class teacher and either a sports coach or specialist PE teacher.

An analysis of interview data revealed themes substantiated in the extant literature: a teacher, b curriculum, c skill levels, and, d social opportunities.

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Finally, the contents of primary PE lessons were shown, by the data, to be dominated by sport and traditional team games; and to be organised around the timings of the major inter-school competitions and tournaments. The analysis of primary PE was undertaken through the use of a case study of one School Sport Partnership SSP in the north-west of England, with the theoretical framework for this study being formed by the figurational sociological perspective. The findings revealed that the most common model for the delivery of PE involved responsibility being shared between the generalist class teacher and either a sports coach or specialist PE teacher. The results of this study contribute to the development of effective instructional practices by individually listing and describing strategies being used by Adapted Physical Education Teachers working in the field. Data revealed that APE teachers made accommodations and modifications in the areas of delivery of instruction, rules of the game, equipment and environment of service for the purpose of increasing participation and student success. Survey data from 22 Adapted Physical Education Teachers employed at a large urban school district in the Southwest were gathered. The three specific aims for conducting this qualitative study were: a to determine the accommodations currently being used by Adapted Physical Education Teachers, b to examine the different modifications being utilized by Adapted Physical Education Teachers when instructing students in Adapted Physical Education service, and c to verify what role the Adapted Physical Education National Standards play in providing this service. The qualitative data were analyzed and coded by the use of NVivo software. More similarities between groups of students with and without disabilities were noted than differences. The data also showed that while the pedagogical approaches adopted in primary PE lessons did include some inclusive and developmentally appropriate methods, the overriding focus was on didactic teaching approaches being used to achieve narrow skills based outcomes. An analysis of interview data revealed themes substantiated in the extant literature: a teacher, b curriculum, c skill levels, and, d social opportunities. The historical dominance of games, the inclusion of primary teachers in lengthening chains of interdependence with sporting groups and individuals, and the conflation of sport with PE were all thought to have influenced the adoption of a teaching model that is unduly influenced by sport.

The data also showed that while the pedagogical approaches adopted in primary PE lessons did include some inclusive and developmentally appropriate methods, the overriding focus was on didactic teaching approaches being used to achieve narrow skills based outcomes.

Survey data from 22 Adapted Physical Education Teachers employed at a large urban school district in the Southwest were gathered.

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It is repeatedly claimed within the literature that the development of movement skills during early learning experiences is significant as it lays the foundation for continuing participation in health enhancing physical activity. The data also showed that while the pedagogical approaches adopted in primary PE lessons did include some inclusive and developmentally appropriate methods, the overriding focus was on didactic teaching approaches being used to achieve narrow skills based outcomes. Adapted Physical Education combines the special education approach with physical education instructional practices for the benefit of instructing students with disabilities. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to examine Adapted Physical Education instruction provided to special education students in order to contribute to an understating of current accommodation and modification practices in the field of physical education. Attitudes can influence whether or not a student will regularly engage in and continue participation in physical activities. Finally, the contents of primary PE lessons were shown, by the data, to be dominated by sport and traditional team games; and to be organised around the timings of the major inter-school competitions and tournaments. Data revealed that APE teachers made accommodations and modifications in the areas of delivery of instruction, rules of the game, equipment and environment of service for the purpose of increasing participation and student success. While much of the existing research has focused on the supposed importance of primary PE, further study in this area expresses concerns about the deficiencies in the preparation of primary generalists to teach the subject; over the quality of learning and teaching within the subject; and over a perceived lack of investment in the long term in the primary age phase. The SLs recognised strengths and weaknesses in all of the three main approaches used. In the light of the comparatively limited research relating to primary PE, the reported issues which surround the provision of the subject and the current emphasis on its promotion through the PE and Sport Premium, the study aimed to examine change alongside continuity in what has been identified, rhetorically at least, as an important area of PE. A problem arises when there is no consistency of delivery of physical education service to students with disabilities as a result of not having established instructional practices. In Phase 1, quantitative data were collected through a survey of randomly selected middle school students with and without disabilities attending public schools in northern Wisconsin and analyzed using descriptive statistics and the Mann-Whitney U Test. However, while they favoured the use of specialist teachers because of their subject knowledge and expertise, the more prosaic constraints of cost and flexibility meant that the use of coaches had become increasingly popular.

These teaching strategies ideally include accommodations and modifications that adaptively tailor physical education lessons to each child's skills and ability level. More similarities between groups of students with and without disabilities were noted than differences.

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