The social construction of PETE in higher education: Toward a research agenda

Kirk, D. and Macdonald, D (2001) The social construction of PETE in higher education: Toward a research agenda. Quest, 53 4: 440-456.

Author Kirk, D.
Macdonald, D
Title The social construction of PETE in higher education: Toward a research agenda
Journal name Quest   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0033-6297
Publication date 2001
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 53
Issue 4
Start page 440
End page 456
Total pages 17
Editor J.M. Dunn
Place of publication Champaign, Il
Publisher Human Kinetics
Collection year 2001
Language eng
Subject C1
330104 Educational Policy, Administration and Management
740300 Higher Education
Abstract The focus of this paper is the social construction of physical education teacher education (PETE) and its fate within the broader process of curriculum change in the physical activity field. Our task is to map the dimensions of a research program centered on the social construction of the physical activity field and PETE in higher education. Debates in the pages of Quest and elsewhere over the past two decades have highlighted not only the contentious nature of PETE practices and structures but also that PETE is changing. This paper offers one way of making sense of the ongoing process of contestation and struggle through the presentation of a theoretical framework. This framework, primarily drawing upon the work of Lave and Wenger (1991) and Bernstein (1990, 1996), is described before it is used to study the social construction of PETE in Australia. We assess the progress that has been made in developing this research program, and the questions already evident for further developments of a program of study of the physical activity field in higher education.
Keyword Sport Sciences
Education & Educational Research
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences Publications
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