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International Journal of Physiology, Health and Physical Education

Vol. 4, Issue 1, Part A (2022)

A study on the current status of physical education at special schools in Ho Chi Minh City

Author(s):

Nguyen Thi Gam, Hoang Thi Nga

Abstract:
Based on the results of a survey to 26 administrators from 26 special centers/ schools in Ho Chi Minh City (with 3123 pupils in training), it was found that the physical education (PE) programs currently applied for children with disabilities in Ho Chi Minh City were not synchronized yet. Among the investigated units, 46.2% of them adopted the "Framework program for pupils with 03 main types of disability" issued by the Ministry of Education and Training in 2010 with adjustments to suit the disabled children. Only 46.8% of the units rated the program as “Very appropriate” and “Appropriate”. Hence, the physical education programs for pupils with disabilities need be improved to get more suitable in terms of both the content and number of periods per week. Moreover, the team of physical education teachers was discovered inadequate in both quantity and quality (only 34.6% of the units had qualified physical education teachers while the rest employed multi-subject ones) which shows the demand on additional qualified physical education teachers. Parallelly, it is necessary to foster knowledge about special education for physical education teachers. Also, the quality of physical education facilities was very limited. As a result, more attention and investment should be given to the physical education for children with disabilities in Ho Chi Minh City in terms of curriculum, human resources, and facilities.

Pages: 20-26  |  502 Views  185 Downloads


International Journal of Physiology, Health and Physical Education
How to cite this article:
Nguyen Thi Gam, Hoang Thi Nga. A study on the current status of physical education at special schools in Ho Chi Minh City. Int. J. Physiol. Health Phys. Educ. 2022;4(1):20-26. DOI: 10.33545/26647265.2022.v4.i1a.33
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