Tendencies in the development of school physical education in Bulgaria, Macedonia and Slovenia

Mileva, Eleonora and Klincarov, Ilija and Popeska, Biljana and Kovac, Marjeta and Starc, Gregor (2017) Tendencies in the development of school physical education in Bulgaria, Macedonia and Slovenia. In: International Scientific Congress "Applied Sports Sciences", 1-2 Dec 2017, Sofia, Bulgaria.

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Physical education is an integral part of the educational system. In the EU Work Plan for Sport 2014–17 it is emphasized that physical education teachers are key agents for putting physical and sport policies into practice. The aim of the research is to study main elements of the physical education systems in three Balkan countries – Bulgaria, Macedonia and Slovenia. The following criteria are outlined: status of physical education in the educational system; learning programs; professional qualification of teachers; buildings and facilities for physical education classes. The research methods that have been used include a study of educational documentation, analysis of specialized literature sources, and comparative analysis. In the three countries of the research, physical education is an obligatory school subject in all levels of their education systems. In Bulgaria, official programs in physical education with concrete educational content and clear instructions have been adopted. In the secondary schools in Bulgaria, Macedonia and Slovenia there are qualified specialists in physical education. Generalist teachers providing physical education classes in the primary school do not have the necessary preparation and the adequate skills for teaching physical education. There is lack of appropriate buildings and facilities for realization of the curriculum in some regions of the countries. Future activities are intended for the professional qualification in physical education and sport for generalist school teachers, and for the continuing professional development of all sports pedagogues.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Social Sciences > Educational sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Educational Science
Depositing User: Biljana Popeska
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2018 10:02
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2018 10:02
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/18877

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