Attitudes Toward Physical Education: Their Impact on How Physical Education Teachers Make Sense of Their Work

Tannehill, Deborah; Romar, Jan-Erik; O'Sullivan, Mary; England, Kathy; Rosenberg, Daniel
July 1994
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education;Jul1994, Vol. 13 Issue 4, p406
Academic Journal
The article describes an aspect of a study of 11 U.S. high school physical education programs that examined the attitudes of students and their parents toward the physical education programs in which the students were involved. The research questions on which the student questionnaire was based dealt with attitudes toward physical education and were related to what students though physical education should and what it actually does include. It also asked students what they thought the goals of physical education should be, and how important it is with respect to their overall education. It also asked students about experiences they had in physical education that influenced their attitudes toward the subject. Parents were asked about their experiences and level of physical activity among other things.


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