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ERIC Number: EJ819862
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-0332-3315
The Constraints on School Provision of Post-Primary Physical Education in Ireland: Principals' and Teachers' Views and Experiences
MacPhail, Ann; Halbert, John; McEvilly, Nollaig; Hutchinson, Caroline; MacDonncha, Ciaran
Irish Educational Studies, v24 n1 p77-91 Mar 2005
Dated and limited research relating to physical education in Ireland has reported that the subject is in crisis, unable to move forward until the fundamental resources of facilities, staffing and time for physical education are significantly improved. As part of a recent national physical education survey carried out in Ireland, data was collected from principals (n=417) and teachers (n=405) to inform discussion on the level of current infrastructure for physical education in post-primary schools. This paper investigates the areas of physical education facilities, time allocation and staffing, as a contribution to the debate on the way forward for physical education at post-primary level, illuminating both issues of policy and practice. (Contains 1 table and 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ireland