The Appraisal, by Pupils in the 5th and 6 th Classes of Junior School, of the Physical Education Manual Proscribed for them

R. Spetsotaki, C. Mountakis, P. Konstantinakos, K. Georgiadis, G. Kipreos


The aim of the present study was the evaluation of the Physical Education (P.E.) book for pupils in the 5th and 6th Classes of Junior School by the pupils themselves with regard (a) to its content, (b) its educational suitability and its sufficiency as a teaching aid, (c) its structure and organization, and, (d) its overall appearance and illustration. A specially drawn up questionnaire with a graded evaluation scale, Likert type, was used as a tool of assessment. The questionnaire was anonymous and was distributed to the students by their P.E. teachers. The sample comprised 4,391 pupils from the 5th and 6th classes Greek Junior Schools. The t-test, the one way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), with the Tukey Post Hoc Test, and the Pearson’s (r) correlation coefficient were used for the analyses of the data and the statistical significance level was less than 0.05. Overall, the results showed that the pupils rated the P.E. pupils’ book very highly with regard to its content, moderately regarding the educational suitability and sufficiency as a teaching aid, very good both with regard to its structure and organization and its general appearance and illustration However, the pupils from rural areas gave more positive picture to the book while the girls from the 5th and 6th classes rated the book more highly than the boys. Finally, the pupils considered the learning of a number of varied kinetic activities and information about how to live a healthy life, to be the most interesting aspects of the book. Generally, a positive view of the P.E. pupils’ book was conveyed by the pupils.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2016.v7n3s1p486

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