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ERIC Number: EJ1160493
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
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Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2160-1682
Reflective Voices: Understanding University Students' Experiences of Urban High School Physical Education
Lackman, Jeremy; Chepyator-Thomson, Jepkorir
Physical Educator, v74 n4 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to understand first-year college students' reflections on past physical education (PE) experiences in urban high school settings. Method: Data collection included semi-structured, open-ended, qualitative interviews. Constant comparison method was used for data analysis. Results: Several findings emerged: (a) unfavorable teaching conditions; (b) lack of enthusiasm, teaching, caring, and structure; (c) teacher-coach role conflict; (d) favoritism toward athletic students; and (e) sexism in teaching. Discussion/Conclusion: Students desired improvement of urban PE programs, including development of a diversified curriculum in which nontraditional sports and activities are offered, more in-depth coverage of sports that students care about, and provision of adequate equipment and resources to promote student engagement in PE.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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