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Document Type Master's Dissertation
Author Chetty, Saroja
URN etd-11032005-121659
Document Title A study of the provision of physical education for senior primary girls in schools in KwaZulu-Natal
Degree MEd (Didactic Pedagogics)
Department Teaching and Training Studies
Advisor Name Title
Prof D R Bagwandeen Committee Chair
  • physical education for children South Africa
  • physical education and training study and teaching
Date 2002-09-01
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The main aim of this dissertation was to examine the status of Physical Education for senior primary girls in KwaZulu-Natal. Two sets of questionnaires were used to acquire information from Physical Education teachers and management staff involved in supervision of Physical Education at primary schools. The data obtained were then analysed.

To determine the degree of constructive guidance given in the teaching of senior primary Physical Education by school management

To determine whether physical educators are suitably qualified

To determine whether Physical Education forms part of the core curriculum at school

To make a historical comparative study of the development of Physical Education in primary schools and in KwaZulu-Natal in particular

To determine whether schools have the necessary resources needed in order to teach Physical Education

To make recommendations for the improvement of teaching Physical Education in the senior primary phase in the primary schools of KwaZulu-Natal

The main findings of this study were as follows:

Presently there are only 28% of Physical Education specialists teaching Physical Education

The majority (60%) of the educators teaching Physical Education to senior primary learners is males

That about 36% of the educators do not actually teach Physical Education during the Physical Education lesson

An overwhelming majority (100%) of Physical Education educators indicated that they were not supervised in the last 36 months. Some go far back as seven to ten years

A little more than half (58%) of the schools had specialists in school- but they were classroom-based educators.

Several recommendations are made out of these findings ranging from making Physical Education part of the core curriculum, ensuring Physical Education is taught by a specialist educator, providing facilities and equipment, supervising of Physical Education and the role of the Physical Education subject advisors. It is expected that such recommendations, if implemented, would contribute towards the elimination of problems that face Physical Education specialists and in improving the status quo of 'Physical Education.

2001, University of Pretoria. All rights reserved. The copyright in this work vests in the University of Pretoria. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the prior written permission of the University of Pretoria.

Please cite as follows:

Chetty, S 2001, A study of the provision of physical education for senior primary girls in schools in KwaZulu-Natal, MEd dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-11032005-121659/ >


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