Teachers' beliefs about purposes as reflected in teaching practices : a study in elementary school physical education

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Ellen Louise Roberts (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Kate R. Barrett

Abstract: The focus of this study was to discover how beliefs about the purposes of elementary school physical education were reflected in teaching practices. Specifically, the study sought to determine what teachers believed to be the primary purposes of their teaching and further to determine the ways and extent to which those purposes were reflected in the teachers' selection of content and interactive teaching behaviors. The theoretical base for the study is the body of research on teacher thinking, especially the relationship between thoughts and actions as conceptualized in the model by Clark and Peterson (1986). The interpretive research paradigm was selected as the framework for the methodology. Participants were five experienced elementary school physical education specialists. All were observed teaching, had selected lessons audiotaped, and participated in both informal and semi-structured interviews.

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Language: English
Date: 1990
Physical education teachers $x Attitudes
Elementary school teachers $x Attitudes
Teaching $x Methodology

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