Instructional constraints facing adapted physical education in Joytown secondary school for the physically handicapped
Gichia, P. N.
Njoroge, M. N.
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This study aimed at establishing instructional constraints facing Adapted Physical Education (APE) in Joywwn Secondary School for the physically handicapped. The study took the form of a case study. Learners who were physically handicapped were randomly selected on 'strati fied basis. Four administrators and three APE teachers were purposively selected. Three sets of questionnaires and observation schedule were used in data collection. A pilot study was done In Joyland Secondary school for the physically handicapped in Kisumu. Test-retest technique was used to ascertain reliability of the instruments. The data collected was coded and analyzed using descriptive statistics. The study revealed that lack of trained personnel, facilities and equipment. lack of relevant- adaptations of facilities and equipment and inappropriate APE curriculum were the major constrains facing APE. Majority of teachers had no professional qualifications and facilities and equipment were inadequate. Two APE teachers indicated the syllabus as inappropriate. The researcher has recommended more government involvement in provision of facilities, equipment, trained personnel as well as appropriate curriculum for APE for the PH. The study further recommends areas of further research, to improve teaching of the subject hence improved student learning.