Assessing the Content Knowledge of the Physical Education Teachers on Students’ Behaviour Management in Physical Education Practical Lessons (Published)
The research study was conducted to find out how professional physical education teachers use their content knowledge on managing students’ behaviour in practical physical education lessons. The study specifically was conducted in the seven Senior High Schools in the Techiman Municipality in Brong Ahafo Region, Ghana. The research study employed the descriptive observational and survey methods to collate results for discussions and recommendations by the use of duration recording instrument and open ended questionnaires to physical education teachers. The research covered form one and two classes in each school. The total classes that the student population covered were forty-six (46) comprising twenty-three (23) each for forms two and three. This constituted two-thousand, seven hundred and sixty (2760) students with an average class size of sixty (60) students including boys and girls with the girls’ forming about forty percent of each class. Out of the 46 classes, four were selected randomly for the students’ behaviour management observation. Seven out of nine teachers responded to open ended questionnaires while four of them taught for observation on some managerial episodes, namely Game, Roll taking, Waiting, Lateness, and Disperse. The simple random sampling technique was used to select the classes for observation for data collection. The results revealed that physical education teachers use managerial techniques to manage their student behaviours in the class. However, it came to light that physical education teachers do not conduct roll call on their students to check absenteeism which can be researched into to come with the reason. It is recommended that further research study could be carried out on the conduct of physical education teachers’ towards the management of practical physical education lessons
Teaching Physical Education In Nigerian Secondary Schools Is A Barrier: An Implication For Future Generation, A Case Study Of Ado Metropolis Secondary Schools In Ekiti State, Nigeria. (Published)
The study examined Teaching Physical Education in Nigerian Secondary Schools is a Barrier: An Implication for Future Generation, A Case Study of Ado Metropolis Secondary Schools in Ekiti State, Nigeria. Purposive sampling technique was used to adopt 90 (Ninety) respondents been PE teachers in Ado metropolis secondary schools in Ekiti State, Nigeria. Questionnaire was the only instrument used and it was developed by researcher titled “Teaching Physical Education is a Barrier in Ado Metropolis Secondary Schools Questionnaire” (TPEBAMSSQ) and validated by expert in the field of physical education and sport, reliability coefficient was 0.77 after using Pearson Product Moment Correlation (PPMC). Frequency counts and simple percentage was used to analyze demographic information of the respondents while linear regression was used to test the hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The findings revealed that teacher competency was 3.038 calculated F-ratio and it was most significant barrier in teaching physical education in secondary schools in Ekiti State, gender difference calculated F-ratio was 3.026, facilities and equipment calculated F-ratio was 2.142, students’ interest in physical education calculated F-ratio was 2.104 while overloaded curriculum calculated F-ratio was 2.051. The variables tested were duly significant because they all higher than level of significance which is 0.05. It was recommended among others that trained physical education teachers and sports coaches should be employed to all the primary and secondary schools in Nigeria.