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Developments in the New South Wales (Australia) secondary school curriculum have led to a number of former home economics teachers being allocated to teach in the area of Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE). The New South Wales Department of School Education in conjunction with the University of New England (New South Wales, Australia) has commenced a reskilling program for former home economics teachers who wish to complement their teaching skills with further training in physical education. The 2-year program results in the Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Physical Education). The program is delivered through correspondence and residential courses. It includes a theoretical component covering such topics as applied anatomy, exercise physiology, physical fitness, and appraisal of movement skills and a practical component covering dance, gymnastics, and game skills. This paper outlines steps in developing the program, gives a demographic profile of the teachers undertaking the program and how they are coping with the initial stages of the process, and notes program evaluation plans. Appendices list key learning areas in the New South Wales curriculum and provide demographic data about reskilling participants. (JDD)

Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Distance Education, Foreign Countries, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Home Economics Teachers, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Retraining, Secondary Education, Secondary School Curriculum, Skill Development, Teacher Education Programs











Author: Hammond, John; Gilbert, Keith

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=9129&id=ED375102







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