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Coeducational Methodology Used by Physical Education Teachers and Their Perception in Students

Version 1 : Received: 31 May 2018 / Approved: 1 June 2018 / Online: 1 June 2018 (12:17:18 CEST)

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Valdivia-Moral, P.; Molero, D.; Díaz-Suarez, A.; Cofre, C.; Zagalaz-Sánchez, M.L. Coeducational Methodology Used by Physical Education Teachers and Students’ Perception of It. Sustainability 2018, 10, 2312. Valdivia-Moral, P.; Molero, D.; Díaz-Suarez, A.; Cofre, C.; Zagalaz-Sánchez, M.L. Coeducational Methodology Used by Physical Education Teachers and Students’ Perception of It. Sustainability 2018, 10, 2312.

Journal reference: Sustainability 2018, 10, 2312
DOI: 10.3390/su10072312

Abstract

Background: In PE, the methodology used to develop coeducation must consider the tastes and preferences of students. The purpose of this work was to analyze how teachers work with different aspects of PE classes and how their work is perceived by students.
Methods: The sample was formed by 176 teachers and 1,136 secondary school students. The research design was descriptive. The Questionnaire of Coeducational Aspects in Physical Education for teachers and the Questionnaire of Perception of Equality and Discrimination in Physical Education for Students.
Results: The different statistical analyses showed significant differences in how male and female teachers assigned responsibility to the students and their control of motor activity space. In regards to the students, significant differences were found between boys and girls in their opinions of how their teachers apply the same rules to all the students.
Conclusions: No differences exist between male and female teachers in regards to their utilization neither of materials and sexist language or in their evaluation and feedback given to the students. In regards to the students, girls perceive to a greater extent than their male counterparts that the activities in PE classes promote equality in the improvement of their capacities.

Subject Areas

physical education; coeducation; equality

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