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Educational Goals For Practical Subjects: Factors That Determine Implementation Of Physical Education And Home Economics Curriculum In Masvingo Primary Schools, Zimbabwe

Volume 4 - Issue 3, March 2020 Edition
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Jenet Mudekunye, Lilian Manwa, Lokadhia Manwa, Molyn Mpofu
Educational goals, practical subjects, curriculum, implementation,
The purpose of this study was to find out factors that determine the implementation of Physical Education and Home Economics educational goals in Masvingo Primary Schools, Zimbabwe. The descriptive survey design based on the qualitative paradigm was adopted in which an open-ended questionnaires and in-depth interview were used as data collection instruments. A sample of fifty participants which was composed of forty (40) teachers and school heads was conveniently sampled and ten (10) school heads were purposively selected. The findings from this research revealed that most teachers did not understand the Physical Education and Home Economics Physical Education and Home Economics goals. The current study revealed that the major factors that impacted in the implementation of the goals were lack of knowledge and clarity of the goals. Other factors that influenced the implementation of subject goals included cultural norms and values, material, financial and human resources. The study recommends that teachers should be involved in the formulation of curriculum goals in order to reduce factors that negatively impact on the implementation of PE and HE. This would enhance teacher awareness and deepen their level of commitment to the teaching of the subjects.
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