ERIC Number: EJ694629
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jul-1
Reference Count: 27
Chinese Teachers' Attitudes toward Teaching Physical Activity and Fitness
Guan, Jianmin; McBride, Ron; Xiang, Ping
Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, v33 n2 p147-157 Jul 2005
In this study we examined Chinese physical educators' attitudes toward teaching physical activity and fitness. We then compared the Chinese teacher attitudes to their American counterparts. Participants were 330 Chinese elementary, middle and high school physical educators. The Teachers' Attitudes Toward Curriculum in Physical Education (TATCPE) instrument was used to gather data. One-way repeated measures ANOVA and Bonferroni post hoc tests indicated that the Chinese teachers scored significantly higher on the self-actualization and physical activity/fitness than the motor skill development and social development outcome goals. The MANOVA on motor skill development, physical activity/fitness, self-actualization and social development outcome goals showed no significant differences for gender, teaching level, or years of teaching experience among the Chinese teachers. Teachers from both countries, however, considered all four domain areas to be important outcome goals. Despite cultural differences, Chinese and American teachers share key core attitudinal values about their respective programs.
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Skill Development, Psychomotor Skills, Cultural Differences, Social Development, Physical Education, Physical Activities, Motor Development, Teacher Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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