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The Impact of a summer sports camp for children with visual impairments on the self-efficacy of physical education pre-service teachers: A pilot study

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dc.contributor.author Foley, John T.
dc.contributor.author Santarossa, Sara
dc.contributor.author Tindall, Daniel W.
dc.contributor.author Lieberman, Lauren J.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-05-27T10:34:44Z
dc.date.available 2020-05-27T10:34:44Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/8871
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Training and self-confidence of the instructor are important components in the success of any inclusive physical education (PE) or recreation program. The purpose of this study was to determine if the self-efficacy toward teaching students with intellectual disabilities, physical disabilities or visual impairment in PE would increase in PE pre-service teachers working at a one-week intensive sports camp for youth with visual impairments. PE pre-service teachers (n=18) filled out the Self-Efficacy Scale for Physical Education Teacher Education Majors towards Children with Disabilities (SE-PETE-D) pre- and post-camp. SE-PETE-D measured participants self-efficacy toward including students with disabilities Participant's self- efficacy for teaching youth with a visual impairment scores significantly increased during camp, t(17) = 3.75, p = .002, d = 0.88. A similar pattern was observed in self-efficacy for teaching youth with an intellectual disability and physical disability, with scores also significantly increasing, t(17) = 5.32, p < .001, d = 1.25 and, t(17) = 3.83, p = .001, d = .90, respectively. Results from this study suggest teaching and learning experiences that are both practical and disability-orientated can be quite effective in increasing PE pre-service teacher's confidence working with youth with disabilities en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher European Federation of Adapted Physical Activity en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries European Journal of Adapted Physical Activity;13, 3
dc.subject Disability Awareness en_US
dc.subject Teacher Preparation en_US
dc.subject Camp Ability en_US
dc.title The Impact of a summer sports camp for children with visual impairments on the self-efficacy of physical education pre-service teachers: A pilot study en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.5507/euj.2019.011
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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