Teacher educators' perspectives on the implementation of beginning teacher standards for physical education in Ireland: developing and regulating the profession?

Chróinín, Déirdre Ní and O'Sullivan, Mary and Tormey, Roland (2013) Teacher educators' perspectives on the implementation of beginning teacher standards for physical education in Ireland: developing and regulating the profession? pp. 261-278. ISSN 02619768

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Abstract

The physical education teacher education community in Ireland has developed Beginning Teacher Standards for Physical Education (BTSfPE) at the post-primary (secondary) level. This study explored teacher educators' perspectives on how the BTSfPE could be implemented and considered the possible impact on the profession within the discourses of power. Data collection involved semi-structured interviews with teacher educators in physical education (n= 13). Data were analysed inductively and trustworthiness issues were considered. Participants suggested that the teaching standards could serve as a developmental tool to guide individual teacher education programmes and beginning teachers as well as an assessment function to support quality assurance and to hold programmes accountable. The teacher educators were committed to addressing issues of quality and status in physical education in Ireland. However, an agreed vision of how the teaching standards would be used to develop and regulate the profession is necessary to ensure that the intended benefits emerge. [ABSTRACT FROM PUBLISHER]; Copyright of European Journal of Teacher Education is the property of Routledge and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)

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Additional Information: Chróinín, Déirdre Ní 1 O'Sullivan, Mary 2 Tormey, Roland 3; Affiliation: 1: Department of Arts Education and Physical Education, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland. 2: Faculty of Education and Health Sciences, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland. 3: Department of Education and Professional Studies, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland.; Source Info: Aug2013, Vol. 36 Issue 3, p261; Subject Term: TEACHERS; Subject Term: EDUCATIONAL standards; Subject Term: COMMUNITY & school; Subject Term: TEACHER educators; Subject Term: IRELAND; Author-Supplied Keyword: physical education; Author-Supplied Keyword: power; Author-Supplied Keyword: teaching standards; Number of Pages: 18p; Document Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: TEACHERS; EDUCATIONAL standards; COMMUNITY & school; TEACHER educators; IRELAND; physical education; power; teaching standards
Depositing User: Colin Lowry
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2015 02:36
URI: http://eprints.teachingandlearning.ie/id/eprint/1998

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