Graduation Date

Summer 2017

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

Program

Master of Science degree with a major in Kinesiology, option Teaching/Coaching

Committee Chair Name

Sean Healy

Committee Chair Email

Sean.Healy@humboldt.edu

Committee Chair Affiliation

HSU Faculty or Staff

Second Committee Member Name

Chris Hopper

Second Committee Member Email

chris.hopper@humboldt.edu

Second Committee Member Affiliation

HSU Faculty or Staff

Third Committee Member Name

Jayne McGuire

Third Committee Member Email

jayne.mcguire@humboldt.edu

Third Committee Member Affiliation

HSU Faculty or Staff

Subject Categories

Education

Abstract

Abstract

The effect of the teaching practicum setting on the beliefs of pre-service physical educators about inclusion in physical education

Jacob Cheek

BACKGROUND: In order for students with disabilities to be successful in physical education, pre-service physical educators need to gain experience in applying the necessary skills and knowledge. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of placement experience on the beliefs of pre-service physical educators about inclusion and teaching students with disabilities in physical education. METHODS: The ‘Physical Educator’s Judgments on Inclusion’ (PEJI) instrument was completed prior to, and after, involvement in a practicum experience (inclusive setting or one-to-one setting), or a control condition. RESULTS: Pre-service physical educators teaching in the inclusive setting showed to improve to a greater degree than those in the APE and control condition, regarding beliefs about inclusion. Conversely, Pre-service physical educators teaching in the APE setting showed to improve to a greater degree than those in the inclusive setting, regarding acceptance of students with disabilities. Implications for teacher preparation programs are discussed.

Citation Style

APA

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