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2010 | 11 | 2 | 200-210

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The Estimation of Educational Needs of Physical Education Teachers in the Light of the New Educational Program Basis


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Purpose. The study is aimed at showing the state of educational needs of physical education (PE) teachers in the light of the new educational program as well as presenting their opinions about the implementation of some elements of the up-to-date physical education didactics (on the example of teachers in the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship). Basic procedures. The survey was conducted in March 2009 among 118 people (including 63 men and 55 women) - PE teachers of various working experience (1 to 36 years of work experience), from randomly chosen primary schools (PS) and secondary schools called gymnasium (G) in the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship. Main findings. The analysed views of PE teachers of primary schools and gymnasia of the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship allow us to state that the teachers notice a need to use basic elements of the up-to-date physical education didactics. They expect concrete materials on the educational program of physical education for 2009. The highest percentage of PE teachers (up to ca. 80%) would like to make use of information on proposals for up-to-date forms of exercises, health-giving training and lifelong sporting activities. Over 70% of them feel the need for materials on pupils' activation and individualisation in PE classes and descriptions of how to use activating methods (ca. 68%). A high percentage, amounting up to 62%, think that these materials should concern methods in health education, and 58.5% (including 66.7% of PS and 50.8% of SS) want to learn about proposals for activities which develop pupils' health. Conclusions. Physical education teachers employed at elementary schools and gymnasia in the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, regardless of sex and work experience, support the educational program of physical education. Regarding the usage of various diagnostic tools, it was found out that there are statistically significant differences between elementary school teachers and gymnasia ones. Physical education teachers, regardless of school type, sex and work experience, emphasize the need for training in the didactics of their subject and in health education.










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  • Kazimierz Wielki University, Bydgoszcz, Poland
  • Kazimierz Wielki University, Bydgoszcz, Poland


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