Difficulties fronting physical education teachers in Kathmandu valley from perspective of the teachers themselves
Suresh Jang Shahi
This study aims at identifying the difficulties fronting Physical Education Teachers (PETs) in Kathmandu Valley public schools. The researcher utilized the descriptive method; and the study sample consisted of 150 male and female PETs who worked in public schools in Kathmandu Valley during the 2013/2014 academic year. The study sample was chosen by the intentional method. The researcher developed a special questionnaire about the difficulties fronting the PETs in Kathmandu Valley public schools. It consisted of five main domains (i.e., increased numbers of the students in the classroom; abilities, devices/instruments, and equipment; content of the academic curriculum; the school environment; and the school management). The validity of the instrument was verified by presenting it to arbitrators, whereas the reliability coefficient was calculated using Chronbach Alpha (0.89). The primary results showed a variance at the difficulties level fronting the PETs; as the most were related to the increased numbers of the students in the classroom. On the other hand, the least were those related to the school management. In addition, the results did not show statistically significant differences in the difficulties degree fronting the PETs according to the gender and years of experience variables. The researcher recommended providing the decision makers in the Ministry of Education with an overview of the primary results to find the appropriate solutions for the difficulties which the PETs faced.
Suresh Jang Shahi. Difficulties fronting physical education teachers in Kathmandu valley from perspective of the teachers themselves. International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education, Volume 2, Issue 6, 2017, Pages 170-175