Evaluating and grading practices of physical educators in Greece

G. Ikonomopoulos, G. Tzetzis, E. Kioumourtzoglou, C. Tsorbatzoudis

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Abstract

The criteria being used to evaluate school performance in physical education classes has been investigated by several researchers during the last forty years. The purpose of this study was to find the most commonly used criteria in elementary physical education of Greek schools. The aim of this survey was to examine whether these criteria differed by gender, experience, coaching responsibilities and the education of teachers in evaluation and grading issues. Two hundred and eighty elementary physical educators (159 male and 121 female) partcipated in this research. The subjects completed a questionnaire which was constructed for the needs of the study. The analysis of the results indicated that the most common factors used to evaluate school performance were effort, attendance, behaviour and improvement of performance. The criteria were influenced by gender, experience, coaching responsibilities and mostly by teachers' background knowledge. The results of this research might help physical education teachers to start a discussion about evaluation and grading practices, in order to improve the lessons and to reach the goals of physical education in Greek schools.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-153
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Human Movement Studies
Volume46
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2004

Keywords

  • Elementary school
  • Evaluation and grading practices
  • Physical education

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