Pedagogical competences of Physical Education teachers from Santa Clara (Cuba) for the inclusion of schoolchildren with disabilities

Authors

  • Ana Odalis Ruano Anoceto
  • Rayner Toledo Ríos
  • Daniela Milagros Palacio González
  • Yosvana Rojas Vidal
  • Jorge Fidel Sánchez Rodríguez

Keywords:

Pedagogical competences, Physical Education, Disability, Inclusion, Cuba

Abstract

Objectives: To analyze the pedagogical competences of Physical Education teachers of Santa Clara (Cuba) for the inclusion of schoolchildren with disabilities.
Methods: The sample consisted of 90 Physical Education teachers (53 men and 37 women) from Santa Clara (Cuba). The instrument used was the Self-Efficacy Scale for Physical Education Teacher Education Majors towards Children with Disabilities (SE-PETE-D). An experimental study was developed, comparing the perception of pedagogical competence of the participating teachers, before and after applying a set of training workshops about inclusive Physical Education.
Findings: Initially, the Physical Education teachers studied recognized that they were not competent to carry out the process of including schoolchildren with disabilities in Physical Education classes. Those teachers who participated in the training workshops about inclusive Physical Education significantly improved (p<0.05 in all indicators) their pedagogical competence for the inclusion of schoolchildren with disabilities in the class.
Conclusions: This study showed a low initial level of pedagogical competence in Physical Education teachers of Santa Clara (Cuba) for the inclusion of schoolchildren with disabilities, but also confirmed the effectiveness of applying training workshops about inclusive Physical Education to improve the pedagogical competence of Physical Education teachers.

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2021-05-09

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Ruano Anoceto, A. O. ., Toledo Ríos, R., Palacio González, D. M. ., Rojas Vidal, Y. ., & Sánchez Rodríguez, J. F. . (2021). Pedagogical competences of Physical Education teachers from Santa Clara (Cuba) for the inclusion of schoolchildren with disabilities. Atena Journal of Sports Sciences, 3(1), 4. Retrieved from https://atenajournals.com/index.php/ajss/article/view/38

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