A technique for identifying educational beliefs of preservice physical educators relative to student decision-making

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Joan Askew (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Rosemary McGee

Abstract: The purpose of the study was to explore the feasibility / of developing a technique for identifying educational beliefs about the degree of responsibility a prospective physical educator would be willing to allocate future students for their own decision-making. A 30-item situation-response scale was developed to indicate a profile of beliefs held by preservice physical educators about the content of physical education, the nature of the teaching-learning process, the nature of the learner, and the operational setting in physical education. The procedures followed included writing the items, judging the items, and estimating the reliability of the scale. Fifty situation-response items were developed and submitted to five judges. The judges had three responsibilities: (1) to judge whether or not the item content was appropriate to the purpose of the scale, (2) to rank the four responses for each item from 1 through 4 according to the amount of responsibility allowed for student self-direction, and (3) to make editorial comments.

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Language: English
Date: 1978
Physical education and training $x Study and teaching
Physical education teachers $x Attitudes
Student teachers $x Attitudes

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