"“Attitudes of Secondary School Teachers Based on their gender, school management and Teaching Experience towards Importance of Yoga Education in Visakhapatnam District”"

Authors

Ch. Asha Jyothi, Research Scholar, Dr.D.Nagaraja Kumari, Assistant Professor
Department of Education A.U College of Arts and Commerce, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, AP, India.

Abstract

The article concerns the importance of yoga education in secondary schools. Yoga has been an essential part of health and physical education that has been a necessary subject up to the secondary school stage. Yoga practice contributes to the complete development of the child and various studies shows that it contributes to flexibility and muscular ability and also corrects postural defects among school children. The present study assess the statements developed on five dimensions namely concept of yoga education, yoga and health, yoga and memory and concentration, yoga and achievement, problems of implementation of yoga in schools. A total of 100 prospective secondary school teachers were examined in order to investigate the effect of gender, general qualification and school management towards importance of yoga education. In this study the questionnaire “attitude scale to assess the attitude” was used to collect the data from perspective teachers. There is no significant difference between opinions of teachers based on their gender, school managementand teaching experience towards the importance of yoga education in secondary schools of Anakapalli Mandal of Visakhapatnam district.