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Walker, Ashley; Langdon, Jody L.; Colquitt, Gavin; McCollum, Starla – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2017
There is limited research that includes democratic practices to evaluate the PETE program in its ability to prepare preservice teachers (PTs). In other areas such as community health, methodologies have been used to provide a voice to individuals living the experience. The purpose of this study was to examine PTs' perceptions of a teacher…
Descriptors: Program Improvement, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teaching Experience
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Lux, Karen; McCullick, Bryan A. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2011
The purpose of this study was to analyze how one exceptional elementary physical education teacher navigated her working environment as the teacher of a marginal subject. Structuration Theory (Giddens, 1984) was used to make meaning of how the teacher functioned within her school community allowing her to remain motivated and effective. Data…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Work Environment, Elementary School Teachers
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Gurvitch, Rachel; Blankenship, Bonnie Tjeerdsma – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2008
In previous chapters, student teachers' views and the use of model-based instruction (MBI) were determined to be largely positive. But do these positive attitudes and the actual use of MBI continue after completing a teacher education program? Many novice teachers experience "washout" when the attitudes and instructional practices they…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teachers, Physical Education, Teacher Education Programs
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Lund, Jacalyn L.; Gurvitch, Rachel; Metzler, Michael W. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2008
This article considers another group of educators involved with the adoption of model-based instruction (MBI)--the cooperating teachers, who supervise physical education teacher education (PETE) student teachers in the Georgia State University (GSU) program. The university spends several semesters educating preservice teachers about the skills and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teachers, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers
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Metzler, Michael W.; Lund, Jacalyn L.; Gurvitch, Rachel – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2008
Previous chapters in this monograph have reported on a series of research studies that examined the adoption of an instructional innovation, model-based instruction (MBI), by teachers in three stages of career development: preservice/student teachers (STs), induction teachers (ITs), and experienced/cooperating teachers (CTs). All the teachers were…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Physical Education, Change Agents, Instructional Innovation
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Lund, Jacalyn L.; Metzler, Michael W.; Gurvitch, Rachel – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2008
The purpose of this chapter is to advance the concept of pedagogical content knowledge in a manner that would better align it with the integrative type of knowledge needed by teachers at all three stages (preservice teachers, induction teachers, and cooperating teachers), allowing them to use model-based instruction (MBI) most effectively in…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Physical Education, Field Experience Programs, Cooperating Teachers