The assessment of classroom teachers' ability to provide quality instruction in movement education for primary grade children

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Elizabeth Stetson Bressan (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Kate R. Barrett

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to determine whether classroom teachers could provide quality instruction in movement education for primary grade children. The designing of learning experiences which were "appropriate" for specific children was identified as the primary ingredient of quality instruction. A test was constructed and administered to a group of 10 classroom teachers who had three years training in movement education and a minimum of five years teaching in the primary grades. The test consisted of five video tapes of five different children participating in movement situations. Each tape served as "data" about a single child. The classroom teachers responded to viewing the video tapes by designing five learning experiences for each of the children according to what they observed about them. Quality instruction in movement education was defined as including learning experiences which matched in degree of "appropriateness" the learning experiences designed by a physical education teacher with a background in movement education. A physical education teacher was recruited to take the test also.

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Language: English
Date: 1974

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