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Cook Islands students' attitudes towards physical education

Te Ava, Aue and Rubie-Davies, Christine (2016) Cook Islands students' attitudes towards physical education. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 41 (4). pp. 126-136. ISSN 0313-5373

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    Abstract

    Teacher education has the potential to bring changes within educational systems that can shape the knowledge and skills of future generations. Teaching in a culturally responsive manner is an important part of developing teachers to serve as key change agents in transforming education and society through research, from the perspectives of student learning and achievement in health and physical education. It was expected in this study that students’ recognition of cultural activities could inspire them to engage in physical education. The aim of the study was to examine student awareness of teaching that included cultural activities, with an emphasis on Cook Islands traditional cultural values. One hundred and one students and three teachers from three different schools participated in the study. Only 5% of the student population were non-Cook Islanders. A quantitative methodology was used to analyse the results and findings of the data using an initial Exploratory Factorial Analysis (EFA) and then group comparisons. The implications of identifying Cook Islands cultural values in the curriculum of physical education and what this means for teacher education are discussed.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
    L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
    L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
    L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
    L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum
    Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > School of Education
    Depositing User: Aue Te Ava
    Date Deposited: 26 May 2020 15:35
    Last Modified: 26 May 2020 15:35
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/12072
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