Title page for ETD etd-04232002-212621


Type of Document Dissertation
Author Tembo, Mark Jimu
URN etd-04232002-212621
Title A Physical Education Curriculum Plan For Malawi
Degree PhD
Department Human Resources and Education
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Redican, Kerry J. Committee Chair
Poole, Jon R. Committee Co-Chair
Baffi, Charles R. Committee Member
McKeon, Donald M. Committee Member
Niles, Jerome A. Committee Member
Keywords
  • physical
  • education
  • curriculum
  • plan
  • frameworks
  • Malawi
  • Africa
Date of Defense 2002-02-19
Availability unrestricted
Abstract

This document is about a plan to develop physical education curriculum in Malawi. Despite its official recognition, the subject is often regarded as a low entity on the school curriculum. Several factors contribute to this status, chief among them is: lack of well-prepared teachers; equipment and materials; negative attitude by certain key individuals in the society. This document is the first attempt to develop a broad and balanced physical education curriculum in Malawi.

In this document, two curriculum frameworks have been provided. One such curriculum frameworks is for the primary school (elementary) grades 1-8 and the other, the secondary (high) school 1-4. These frameworks are detailed with teaching and learning topics in physical education in such a way that every school child will have an opportunity to participate for enjoyment, knowledge and skill acquisition for personal and national benefit.

This study is drawn upon the US and UK models where programs such as Saber-Tooth, Catch, Spark and Sport-England have been very successful. The assumption of this plan, comprehensive as it may be, is the essence of collective effort of the people of Malawi to implement the ideas it contains.

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