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A Physical Education Curriculum Plan For Malawi
Tembo, Mark Jimu
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This document is about a plan to develop physical education curriculum in Malawi. Despite its official recognition, the subject is often regarded as a low entity on the school curriculum. Several factors contribute to this status, chief among them is: lack of well-prepared teachers; equipment and materials; negative attitude by certain key individuals in the society. This document is the first attempt to develop a broad and balanced physical education curriculum in Malawi. In this document, two curriculum frameworks have been provided. One such curriculum frameworks is for the primary school (elementary) grades 1-8 and the other, the secondary (high) school 1-4. These frameworks are detailed with teaching and learning topics in physical education in such a way that every school child will have an opportunity to participate for enjoyment, knowledge and skill acquisition for personal and national benefit. This study is drawn upon the US and UK models where programs such as Saber-Tooth, Catch, Spark and Sport-England have been very successful. The assumption of this plan, comprehensive as it may be, is the essence of collective effort of the people of Malawi to implement the ideas it contains.
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