Attitude of secondary school administrators towards the introduction of physical education in secondary school a case study of selected schools in Kampala, Mukono and Wakiso
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This study was conducted to examine the attitude of secondary school administrators towards the introduction of physical education in the secondary school curriculum in selected secondary schools of Kampala, Mukono and Wakiso district. The study employed qualitative methods, and 10 members from the district education administration and the rest (40) constituted of head teachers, deputies and teacher or administrator or person in charge of co-curricular activities and sports from around three districts including Kampala, Mukono and Wakiso. The study employed simple random sampling technique of sampling. Interview guides were used during the data collection methods. The data was analyzed using thematic analysis, sequenced into codes and classified into themes to denote attitudes or belief systems. From the study findings, majority (96%) of the study participants asserted that there is a high level of dependence of the content of physical education on the technical knowledge of the teacher, physical education inclusion in secondary schools and making it compulsory, has positive implications and it is important. More so, the study participants asserted that it is worth for the Ministry of Education and Sports to make physical education a compulsory subject to be taught at secondary level of education because of it’s importance to both the students and their teachers or administrators. Sing on the study findings, the study concluded that there exists positive perceptions of teachers and/or administrators of physical education towards the introduction of physical education in secondary schools and also there exists a positive high level of values and beliefs towards the physical education subunit that is to be introduced in school units. Therefore, the researcher recommended the following; due to the varsity number of importance of teaching of physical education in secondary schools has, the researcher recommended that it should be implemented in schools where currently is not taught and also made compulsory. More so, the researcher recommended that the government should facilitate the introduction of facilities and curriculum for the subject at secondary level of education through the Ministry of Education and Sports.
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