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ERIC Number: EJ830265
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Nov
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
ISSN: ISSN-1357-3322
Student Perception of Caring Teaching in Physical Education
Larson, Anne
Sport, Education and Society, v11 n4 p337-352 Nov 2006
Student perceptions of caring physical education teaching were examined. Critical incident forms eliciting descriptions of caring teaching were administered to 518 United States elementary and secondary students. The forms were content analyzed and coded inductively to reveal 11 clusters of perceived caring teaching: showed me how to do a skill, honored my request, gave me a compliment, confronted my behavior, inquired about my health, attended to me when I was injured, allowed me to re-do my test, motivated me, played/participated with me during class, persuaded me, showed concern for my future health. The clusters were further analyzed into three subcategories--recognize me, help me learn, trust/respect me--and a main category--pay attention to me, to describe this phenomenon. The results suggest that numerous opportunities for physical education teachers to exhibit caring exist, that students notice attention provided by teachers, and that many identified caring behaviors support a theoretical framework that such behaviors are comprised of action and engrossment. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A