ERIC Number: EJ856382
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
The Great Debate over Teacher Education Reform Escalates: More Rhetoric or a New Reality?
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, v28 n3 p293-309 Jul 2009
A debate over the quality of teacher education programs has been ongoing for nearly 100 years. The most current round in this debate started with "A Nation at Risk" (National Commission on Excellence in Education, 1983) and has escalated in recent years to involve an increasing number of participant-constituents, each of whom has voiced an opinion about the preparation of teachers. The purpose of this article is to analyze several of the key participant-constituents in this debate in regards to their expressed warrants, authority, rhetoric, and strategic action plans for improving teacher education. The paper will conclude with some prognostications about how the results of this debate could influence the conduct of P-12 physical education programs and, by extension, physical education teacher education in coming years.
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Physical Education, Excellence in Education, Rhetoric, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Change, Physical Education Teachers, Educational History, Public Officials, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 1; Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12; Grade 2; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Grade 9; High Schools; Higher Education; Intermediate Grades; Junior High Schools; Kindergarten; Middle Schools; Preschool Education; Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001