Practices of Teaching Physical Education among Public & Private High Schools in Hawssa City Administration

Demelash Belayneh Beshir


The purpose of this study was to relate the practice of teaching physical education in public and private secondary school in Hawassa city administration. This study employed descriptive research design and mixed research methods including both qualitative and quantitative method, in which the concerned bodies (teachers and school students) were participated. To investigate the practice quantitative research approach, descriptive survey methods were used. To select respondents of the study, simple random sampling technique particularly the lottery method for students and available sampling technique for teachers were used. In order to collect data, researcher used questionnaires; interview and observation were the employed instruments. Questionnaire was distributed to 352 private school students and 363 public school students. In addition to this, teachers were interviewed. The quantitative data gathered were analyzed by using numbers, percentages; mean and independent t-test and the qualitative data were analyzed by using descriptive statements and explanation. The findings of the study indicated that the availability of sport facilities and equipment in public secondary school were insufficient, poor teaching   methods,   inappropriate   participation   of   male   & female   Students,   and   no participation of Students with disabilities in physical activity in secondary schools, No availability of sport materials for students with disabilities, poor classroom management, inappropriate treatment of male and female students and no involvement of students with disabilities in physical activities in both public & private secondary school. The conclusions on the study area were;. Thus, to improve the situation, it is recommended that with in school, the purchase & provision of equipment needs to be subsidized and a deliberate policy pursed of maximizing the use of available  equipment  &  facilities,  physical  educators  should  be  strive  to  be  effective  & successful in their classroom management, assessment & demonstration, complexity & multifaceted nature of the problem of girls participation in P.E should be recognized & fully understood, and ensure that schools are aware of their responsibilities & that students with disabilities consistently have opportunities to participate in P.E activities equal to those of other students were forwarded to overcome challenges of teaching physical Education.

Keywords: practice, public school, private school, sport materials & sport facilities

DOI: 10.7176/JTHS/62-01

Publication date: November 30th 2022


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