Perceptions of Teachers on Physical Education Teaching Resources and Implementations of Curriculum in Public Secondary Schools in Kisii County, Kenya
Obungu, Gikenyi David
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The purpose of this study was to ascertain the adequacy of teaching resources for the implementation of Physical Education curriculum in public secondary schools in Kisii County. The study aimed at establishing the extent of adequacy of indoor and outdoor facilities, equipment and apparatus, trained PE teachers, textbooks and related reference materials, time allocated for teaching PE and maintenance of facilities and extent of implementation of the PE curriculum in public secondary schools in Kisii County. The study adopted the descriptive survey design. Stratified random sampling procedures were used to attain a sample of 76 head teachers and 76 Physical Education teachers in the 317 public secondary schools in the county. A questionnaire and an observation check list were used to collect the data from the respondents. The response rate was 91% with 70 head teachers and 68 PE teachers responding. The SPSS version 22 was used to analyze the quantitative data where frequencies, charts, graphs and percentages were used to present the data. One way ANOVA was used in testing of the hypotheses. On the adequacy of physical facilities and equipment the study revealed that all the schools had facilities for soccer, volleyball, netball and track athletics though they were inadequate. All the schools did not have adequate indoor facilities and none of the schools had a swimming pool. On the adequacy of teachers, 81% of the respondents indicated that the number of PE teachers was inadequate while 69% of the respondents indicated that time allocated for PE was inadequate. On the availability of textbooks and reference materials 80% of the respondents indicated that there were no textbooks and reference materials for teaching PE. The study recommends that the National government and the Kisii County government in partnership with parents and nongovernmental organizations should partner to provide enough facilities and equipment to public secondary schools in the County for teaching and learning of PE. TSC should also employ more trained teachers to teach Physical Education in public secondary schools. The study finally recommends that PE should be made an examinable subject at KCSE as that is the only way to make all stake holders take the subject seriously.