ERIC Number: ED120140
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-May
Reference Count: 0
A Brief Analysis of the Ordinary Language Employed in the Professional Preparation of Sport Coaches and Teachers.
Zeigler, Earle F.
In this paper, the author states that certain problems that have typically beset those concerned with professional preparation in physical education are caused by linguistic confusion. For this reason, he undertook a study in which he applied the Austinian technique of analyzing ordinary language to terms that are typically employed in the professional preparation of coaches and physical education teachers. These terms include (1) fact, (2) knowledge, (3) understanding, (4) ability, (5) competency, (6) skill, (7) appreciation, (8) attitude, (9) experience, (10) problem, (11) resource areas, and (12) function. The paper describes the limitations of the study and examines related literature. The methodology involved in using the Austinian technique is also explained. The findings are the definitions of the 12 terms cited above. (RC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Pre-Convention Philosophy of Physical Education and Sport Sessions held in conjunction with the Canadian Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Convention (Ottawa, Ontario, May 27-28, 1974); Light print areas