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An examination of knowledge prioritisation in secondary physical education teacher education courses
The article describes a study designed to examine which knowledge is prioritized by student-teachers, school-based mentors and university tutors, working on three secondary education physical education teacher education courses. Results reveal that content knowledge was seen as having greater importance for student-teachers and mentors. University tutors conceptualized knowledge more broadly. The authors suggest that student-teachers may focus excessively on subject content knowledge and not enough on other knowledge bases.
Updated: Mar. 31, 2008
The article focuses on a study of 1st year faculty members in physical education departments and their reasons for mentoring, as well as organizational factors inhibiting or facilitating mentoring. The study was conducted on the relationship between faculty members and their department heads. Results indicate that department chairs need to initiate mentoring relationships with 1st year faculty members schedule regular meetings, and encourage interdisciplinary efforts within and outside the department.
Updated: Mar. 18, 2008