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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/336063
Title:
The future for primary physical education
Authors:
Kirk, Kelvin
Abstract:
An in-depth examination of secondary research was undertaken together with a focussed case study to investigate whether current practices within primary physical education (PE) were best serving the learning needs of children in primary schools. A secondary purpose of this research was to examine the implications for this area of primary education regarding the professionalisation of sports coaching. The study was conducted within a unitary authority in the South West of England. Semi-structured interviews were conducted, firstly with both Partnership Development Managers (PDMs), followed up by questionnaires carried out with all of their School Sport Co-ordinators (SSCo's). Subsequent semi-structured interviews were then conducted with a primary school head teacher, a head of primary Initial Teacher Education (ITE), and with the only specialist primary PE teacher found within this authority. These research processes extrapolated information which highlighted current practices in many primary schools with regards to their PE delivery, and the findings illustrated that whilst current PE provision in most secondary schools was generally believed to be of a high standard, embracing recent initiatives and the current National Curriculum, the delivery of PE in primary schools was found to be less consistent. After several processes of inductive research it was concluded that widespread changes in the whole primary PE provision, starting from Initial Teacher Education, ought to be considered.
Affiliation:
University College Plymouth St Mark & St John
Citation:
Kirk, K. (2012) 'The future for primary physical education', Journal of Pedagogic Development, 2 (3), pp.38-44.
Publisher:
University of Bedfordshire
Journal:
Journal of pedagogic development
Issue Date:
Nov-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/336063
Additional Links:
http://www.beds.ac.uk/jpd/journal-of-pedagogic-development-volume-2-issue-3/the-future-for-primary-physical-education
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Series/Report no.:
Volume 2; Issue 3
ISSN:
2047-3265
Appears in Collections:
Journal of Pedagogic Development

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dc.contributor.authorKirk, Kelvinen
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-25T13:10:22Z-
dc.date.available2014-11-25T13:10:22Z-
dc.date.issued2012-11-
dc.identifier.citationKirk, K. (2012) 'The future for primary physical education', Journal of Pedagogic Development, 2 (3), pp.38-44.en
dc.identifier.issn2047-3265-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/336063-
dc.description.abstractAn in-depth examination of secondary research was undertaken together with a focussed case study to investigate whether current practices within primary physical education (PE) were best serving the learning needs of children in primary schools. A secondary purpose of this research was to examine the implications for this area of primary education regarding the professionalisation of sports coaching. The study was conducted within a unitary authority in the South West of England. Semi-structured interviews were conducted, firstly with both Partnership Development Managers (PDMs), followed up by questionnaires carried out with all of their School Sport Co-ordinators (SSCo's). Subsequent semi-structured interviews were then conducted with a primary school head teacher, a head of primary Initial Teacher Education (ITE), and with the only specialist primary PE teacher found within this authority. These research processes extrapolated information which highlighted current practices in many primary schools with regards to their PE delivery, and the findings illustrated that whilst current PE provision in most secondary schools was generally believed to be of a high standard, embracing recent initiatives and the current National Curriculum, the delivery of PE in primary schools was found to be less consistent. After several processes of inductive research it was concluded that widespread changes in the whole primary PE provision, starting from Initial Teacher Education, ought to be considered.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesVolume 2en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIssue 3en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.beds.ac.uk/jpd/journal-of-pedagogic-development-volume-2-issue-3/the-future-for-primary-physical-educationen
dc.subjectprimary physical educationen
dc.subjectphysical educationen
dc.subjectprimary educationen
dc.titleThe future for primary physical educationen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity College Plymouth St Mark & St Johnen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of pedagogic developmenten
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