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ERIC Number: EJ1153386
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1837-7122
Olympism, Physical Education and Attitudes and Values: What Do Graduating Teachers in Aotearoa, New Zealand Know and Understand?
Culpan, Ian; Stevens, Susannah
Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, v8 n3 p259-272 2017
Attitudes and values (A + V) are an important component of the New Zealand physical education (PE) curriculum. These A + V have a strong synergy with the philosophy of Olympism and New Zealand is recognised as one of the few countries to link these constructs in a national curriculum statement. While these two constructs are linked, little is known about graduating teachers' knowledge of them. This study set out to understand the graduating teachers' knowledge of A + V in the national PE curriculum and that of Olympism. The study identified that there was variability between primary and secondary students' knowledge of the curriculum's A + V and the philosophy of Olympism. Conclusions include the suggestion that there are some inadequacies that need addressing in present Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programs. It recommends that a more systematic approach be adopted drawing on a critical tradition to address the explicit teaching of combining A + V and the philosophy of Olympism within present ITE PE programs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand
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