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The Resource Children's perceptions of a district-wide physical education program, by Tirza Ramona Davis

Children's perceptions of a district-wide physical education program, by Tirza Ramona Davis

Label
Children's perceptions of a district-wide physical education program
Title
Children's perceptions of a district-wide physical education program
Statement of responsibility
by Tirza Ramona Davis
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
It is important that physical educators, teacher educators, and researchers do all they can to understand and help promote positive attitudes among students, as attitudes toward physical education (PE) may influence students' physical activity intentions and behaviors. The purpose of this study was to identify children's perceptions of PE as it is delivered via a district-wide PE program. Specifically, the study examined the following: (a) student perceptions of enjoyment and usefulness of the PE program as it is systematically delivered in their district, (b) student likes and dislikes with respect to PE, and (c) student voice as expressed directly by the students. The study used a previously validated attitude questionnaire (N = 277) with fifth and sixth grade students (ages 10-13) and follow-up focus-group and individual interviews (n = 24) to identify student perceptions of PE. Results identified three main categories: (a) teacher engagement, (b) student engagement, and (c) the impact of PE on students. Findings show students in this study had positive attitudes toward PE. This was due to curriculum and teachers, both perceived as enjoyable and useful. The quality of the PE these students received was possibile through the components of the district-wide PE program
Cataloging source
UPB
Degree
M.S.
Dissertation year
2009
Granting institution
Brigham Young University. Dept. of Exercise Sciences
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • theses
Label
Children's perceptions of a district-wide physical education program, by Tirza Ramona Davis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 73-78)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
ix, 88 p.
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn506491090
Label
Children's perceptions of a district-wide physical education program, by Tirza Ramona Davis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 73-78)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
ix, 88 p.
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn506491090

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