ERIC Number: ED193216
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Role Definitions of College Faculty and Prospective Physical Educators.
Future teachers' attitudes about the role of teacher changes over time. At the teacher preparation level, two of the key positions defining the role are the faculty members and the prospective teachers. Studies relating to the socialization process in teacher preparation indicate that the views of prospective teachers changed throughout the professional program and grew to be similar to those of the professors. A study of teacher educators and future teachers in the secondary physical education field shows that both groups defined the subroles of the teacher as instructor, interpersonal interactant, planner, professional member of a school staff, and program manager. Differences in the way prospective teachers and faculty members view the role were that teacher educators showed more consensus than the students, the students also had a tendency to view all competencies as of great and equal importance, and the faculty rated the subrole of instructor as more important than interpersonal interactant while students ranked interpersonal competence as slightly more important. Teacher educators and teacher education programs need to formally assist the student in developing the teacher role definition by describing the best role of the physical education teacher and teaching according to this model. (CJ)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (Detroit, MI, 1980).