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The impact of initial teacher education on understandings of physical education: asking the right question
Ní Chróinín, Déirdre; Coulter, Maura
Evaluation of professional socialisation can provide insight on the impact of Physical Education Teacher Education. A large-scale (n=326) single question ‘What is PE?’ qualitative methodology was used to access pre-service primary teachers’ understandings of the nature and purpose of physical education . Data analysis involved word frequency queries and coding using a qualitative coding framework based on the dominant discourses of physical education. Trustworthiness of the analysis was addressed using memos, coding checks and peer de-briefing. While responses at the beginning of the programme were dominated by sport and health discourses, an educational discourse grounded in the key messages of the primary physical education curriculum with emphasis on equality of opportunity emerged at the end of the programme. The complexity of addressing understandings in teacher education contexts is highlighted.
Keyword(s): Education; Sports sciences; Physical education; teacher education; physical culture; teacher socialisation; evaluation
Publication Date:
2012
Type: Other
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: Dublin City University
Citation(s): Ní Chróinín, Déirdre ORCID: 0000-0002-0920-980X <https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0920-980X> and Coulter, Maura ORCID: 0000-0001-9406-2349 <https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9406-2349> (2012) The impact of initial teacher education on understandings of physical education: asking the right question. European Physical Education Review, 18 (2). pp. 220-238. ISSN 1543-5474
Publisher(s): Sage
File Format(s): application/pdf
Related Link(s): http://doras.dcu.ie/21481/2/Coulter%2C_The_impact_of_initial_teacher_education_on_understandings_of_physical_education%2C_European_Phyisical_education_Review%2C_%28post_print%29.pdf,
http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1356336X12440016
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