Perceptions of the influence of Adults other than Teachers on PE and School Sport in West Midlands Primary Schools

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/612300
Title:
Perceptions of the influence of Adults other than Teachers on PE and School Sport in West Midlands Primary Schools
Authors:
Benton, Victoria
Abstract:
What is the perceived influence of Adults other than Teachers on PE and School Sport in West Midlands Primary Schools? – By Victoria Benton. Over the last decade a body of academic literature has emerged, suggesting that PE is in a state of neglect. As a result of this, numerous researchers state that the National Curriculum for Physical Education (NCPE) is therefore being delivered ineffectively in primary schools. This thesis makes a contribution to the knowledge produced by recent studies by examining the perceived influence of Adults Other Than Teachers (AOTTs) in West Midlands Primary Schools on PE and school sport. The data were collected within the West Midlands area between January and July 2011. Nine schools and nine coaching companies participated in the study and data were collected using questionnaires and follow up interviews for selected participants. In keeping with previous studies on PE and school sport, foundation chapters are concerned with the factors affecting teacher’s confidence and competence to teach PE and school sport and the consequent increase in the number of AOTTs to combat this. Closer scrutiny highlights a number of emergent themes which provide basis for more detailed discussion later in the study. Data indicates that the use of AOTTs is perceived to impact PE and school sport in the West Midlands area and in support of previous research, the use of coaches continues to be widespread. Similarly, like previous research, key factors such as poor childhood experiences, lack of motor ability, poor Initial Teacher Training (ITT), insufficient content knowledge and a negative attitude towards the subject remain issues surrounding the implementation of AOTTs. With an ever changing curriculum, schools are facing constant battles to achieve set curricular demands. This research therefore suggests how teachers and coaches, in this case study, could best be utilised to ensure a high quality of PE and school sport is delivered in their schools in the future.
Issue Date:
Jan-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/612300
Type:
Thesis
Language:
en
Description:
A thesis submitted...
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dc.contributor.authorBenton, Victoriaen
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-09T10:42:10Zen
dc.date.available2016-06-09T10:42:10Zen
dc.date.issued2015-01en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/612300en
dc.descriptionA thesis submitted...en
dc.description.abstractWhat is the perceived influence of Adults other than Teachers on PE and School Sport in West Midlands Primary Schools? – By Victoria Benton. Over the last decade a body of academic literature has emerged, suggesting that PE is in a state of neglect. As a result of this, numerous researchers state that the National Curriculum for Physical Education (NCPE) is therefore being delivered ineffectively in primary schools. This thesis makes a contribution to the knowledge produced by recent studies by examining the perceived influence of Adults Other Than Teachers (AOTTs) in West Midlands Primary Schools on PE and school sport. The data were collected within the West Midlands area between January and July 2011. Nine schools and nine coaching companies participated in the study and data were collected using questionnaires and follow up interviews for selected participants. In keeping with previous studies on PE and school sport, foundation chapters are concerned with the factors affecting teacher’s confidence and competence to teach PE and school sport and the consequent increase in the number of AOTTs to combat this. Closer scrutiny highlights a number of emergent themes which provide basis for more detailed discussion later in the study. Data indicates that the use of AOTTs is perceived to impact PE and school sport in the West Midlands area and in support of previous research, the use of coaches continues to be widespread. Similarly, like previous research, key factors such as poor childhood experiences, lack of motor ability, poor Initial Teacher Training (ITT), insufficient content knowledge and a negative attitude towards the subject remain issues surrounding the implementation of AOTTs. With an ever changing curriculum, schools are facing constant battles to achieve set curricular demands. This research therefore suggests how teachers and coaches, in this case study, could best be utilised to ensure a high quality of PE and school sport is delivered in their schools in the future.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectSporten
dc.subjectPhysical Education (PE)en
dc.subjectcoachesen
dc.subjectTeachersen
dc.subjectinitial teacher training (ITT)en
dc.subjectPrimaryen
dc.subjectEducationen
dc.subjectperceptionsen
dc.subjectInfluenceen
dc.subjectAdults other than teachers (AOTTs)en
dc.titlePerceptions of the influence of Adults other than Teachers on PE and School Sport in West Midlands Primary Schoolsen
dc.typeThesisen
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