ERIC Number: EJ1202563
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Chapter 7: Retention in PETE--Survey Results and Discussion
Richards, K. Andrew R.; Graber, Kim C.
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, v38 n1 p53-60 Jan 2019
Background/Purpose: Teacher educators must help students overcome faulty beliefs they developed through acculturation while also retaining highly qualified candidates through to graduation. This aspect of this study sought to understand physical education teacher education program coordinators' perspectives about their role in the process of student retention. Method: Participants included physical education teacher education program coordinators who completed an online survey as detailed in Chapter 4 (see EJ1202566). Data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics, with attention to differences across Carnegie Classification. Results: There was relative alignment between the perceived effectiveness of recruitment strategies and the extent to which they were employed. There was also a preference for strategies that develop relationships among students. Limited differences were noted across Carnegie Classifications. Discussion/Conclusion: Physical education doctoral programs should prepare future faculty members to serve retention roles, but complete retention of students whose beliefs do not align with best practice may not be desirable.
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Teacher Role, Teacher Attitudes, Academic Persistence, Physical Education Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Employment Level, Student Recruitment, Peer Relationship, Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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