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Iannucci, Cassandra; MacPhail, Ann – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2018
Purpose: This study was situated within a longitudinal study of 5 teachers examining the realities of teaching physical education by determining the impact of individual dispositions and contextual factors on the career trajectories of postprimary physical education teachers in Ireland (Iannucci & MacPhail, 2017). One of these participants,…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Foreign Countries, Semi Structured Interviews, Teaching Conditions
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MacPhail, Ann; Gorely, Trish; Kirk, David; Kinchin, Gary – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2008
This paper reports on a 16-week sport education (SE) unit with just over 70 year 5 students (M age = 10.04 years) in one United Kingdom school during the spring and summer terms and discusses students' SE experiences. Student interviews were conducted throughout the season and a questionnaire on different motivation aspects was administered prior…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Elementary School Students, Student Experience, Student Motivation
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Cothran, Donetta J.; Kulinna, Pamela Hodges; Banville, Dominique; Choi, Euichang; Amade-Escot, Chantal; MacPhail, Ann; Macdonald, Doune; Richard, Jean-Francois; Sarmento, Pedro; Kirk, David – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2005
Teacher beliefs are a major influence on teacher actions. Because context influences beliefs, it was the purpose of this study to explore teachers' beliefs about Mosston's Spectrum of Teaching Styles from an international perspective. Over 1,400 teachers from 7 countries completed a survey related to their self-reported use of and beliefs about…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Measures (Individuals), Teaching Styles