Journal of
Physical Education and Sport Management

  • Abbreviation: J. Phys. Educ. Sport Manag.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6486
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPESM
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 74

Full Length Research Paper

Challenges in promoting physical education and sport activities in Zimbabwean primary and secondary schools

Chantell Gouws
  • Chantell Gouws
  • Department of Human Movement Science, University of Zululand, Kwa-Zulu Natal, KwaDlangezwa P/Bag X 1001, 3886, South Africa.
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Cecil Tafireyi
  • Cecil Tafireyi
  • Euro Africa Campus, Eswatini, Manzini, Swaziland.
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Lourens Millard
  • Lourens Millard
  • Department of Human Movement Science, University of Zululand, Kwa-Zulu Natal, KwaDlangezwa P/Bag X 1001, 3886, South Africa.
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Gerrit Breukelman
  • Gerrit Breukelman
  • Department of Human Movement Science, University of Zululand, Kwa-Zulu Natal, KwaDlangezwa P/Bag X 1001, 3886, South Africa.
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  •  Received: 29 October 2019
  •  Accepted: 10 December 2019
  •  Published: 30 June 2020

Abstract

Physical activity specifically in relation to Physical Education (PE) forms a crucial part of total education of primary and secondary school learners. The aim of this paper is to explore various challenges in promoting PE and sport activities in Zimbabwean primary and secondary schools. This paper reviewed and content examined curriculum documents for the determination and identification of the challenges of teaching PE in Zimbabwean primary and secondary schools as well as possible solutions for the identified challenges. Content breakdown identified main thematic areas which can clarify the challenges educators face in teaching PE in various Zimbabwean schools. There is need to be an increase in the knowledge of the teachers and the learners, and to see the important benefits of PE.

 

Key words: Physical learning, primary and secondary schools, sport activities.