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American Journal of Educational Research. 2017, 5(11), 1120-1130
DOI: 10.12691/education-5-11-2
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Evaluating the effectiveness of PESS Departments’ Undergraduate Programs in Greek Universities, in terms of their correlation with PE School Curriculum: Creation and implementation of a criteria-based instrument

Chris P. Lamprou1, , Costas M. Mountakis2, Sofia Th. Papazoglou3 and Nikitas Ν. Nomikos4

1Department of Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology, Department of Physical Education and Sport Science, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece

2Department of Sports’ Management, University of Peloponnese, Sparta, Greece

3Department of Psychology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece

4Department of Physical Education and Sport Science, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece

Pub. Date: November 21, 2017

Cite this paper:
Chris P. Lamprou, Costas M. Mountakis, Sofia Th. Papazoglou and Nikitas Ν. Nomikos. Evaluating the effectiveness of PESS Departments’ Undergraduate Programs in Greek Universities, in terms of their correlation with PE School Curriculum: Creation and implementation of a criteria-based instrument. American Journal of Educational Research. 2017; 5(11):1120-1130. doi: 10.12691/education-5-11-2

Abstract

The purpose of this research is to evaluate the correlation between the undergraduate programs (Higher Education) offered by Departments of Physical Education and Sport Science (DPESS) and the Physical Education (PE) curriculum followed in Greek Primary (years 6-12) school and Middle (years 13-15) school. Specifically, we aimed to investigate whether the perspective PE teachers were adequately prepared to teach (after their graduation) the thirteen (13) main athletic subjects of the PE school curriculum. Fifteen (15) criteria were developed, in order to evaluate whether the athletic subjects offered by the departments, as described within their annual undergraduate catalogs, adequately prepare their graduates to teach PE in Primary and Middle school. Useful conclusions were drawn concerning: a) the mean values of the fifteen criteria, b) the Trigonometrically transformation of the Multidimensional Scaling solutions (MDS-T), which eventually included thirteen of the fifteen criteria, and c) other selected criteria of the fifteen criteria-based matrix.

Keywords:
evaluation undergraduate programs higher education undergraduate catalogs physical education teacher education

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