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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2017, Vol. 4, Issue 4, Part B

Professional learning community and self-efficacy among teachers in Iraq


Author(s): Fathil Bakir Allami, Mohd Sofian Omar-Fauzee and Ishak Sin

Abstract: The physical education program in schools is an important subject for students’ total development. However, many schools were not seriously implementing it and due to that the performance of PE teachers has been deteriorated. The teachers did not perform well because teacher’s self-efficacy in conducting physical education was at low level. In response to the decline of teacher’s performance, Iraq Ministry of Education has introduced the concept professional learning community (PLC) as a knowledge sharing platform to enhance teachers’ and performance and hence, increase self-efficacy. This study aims to examine the level of self-efficacy and professional learning community (PLC) and the relationship between professional learning community and self-efficacy among physical education teachers in Iraq. Data was collected using survey questionnaires from 254 physical education teachers from four different provinces in Iraq. The descriptive and Pearson product moment correlation analysis was conducted to achieve the aims of the study. The findings reveal that majority of teachers’ possessed passive perception regarding PLC implementations and their efficacy. Secondly there was negative correlation between professional learning community and self-efficacy. This study suggested that in order to elevate PE teacher’s self-efficacy, the policy-makers need to consider the needs of PE teachers in implementing PLC.

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How to cite this article:
Fathil Bakir Allami, Mohd Sofian Omar-Fauzee, Ishak Sin. Professional learning community and self-efficacy among teachers in Iraq. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2017;4(4):64-69.
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