The 'professional' work of experienced physical education teachers

Macdonald, D. (1999) The 'professional' work of experienced physical education teachers. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 70 1: 41-54.

Author Macdonald, D.
Title The 'professional' work of experienced physical education teachers
Journal name Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0270-1367
Publication date 1999-03-01
Year available 1999
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 70
Issue 1
Start page 41
End page 54
Total pages 14
Place of publication Leston, Va
Publisher American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance
Language eng
Subject C1
330399 Professional Development of Teachers not elsewhere classified
740201 Secondary education
Abstract This study investigates whether experienced physical education teachers perceive the same frustrations and negative orientations as beginning teachers. Furthermore, it considers if the professionalization-deprofessionalization tension in a useful theoretical framework for analyzing the perspectives of experienced physical educator. In-depth interviews were conducted with 11 experienced physical education teachers. Data suggest that in many respects their working conditions and orientations are more supportive and positive than those reported for beginning physical educators. After presenting the teachers' perspectives in terms of their ene of commitment, competence, and power it is concluded that the professional satisfaction of these experienced teachers can be instructive for improving the working conditions of all teachers.
Keyword Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism
Psychology, Applied
Sport Sciences
Social Sciences - Other Topics
Sport Sciences
Q-Index Code C1
Institutional Status UQ

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