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ERIC Number: EJ1063589
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0273-5024
Success as a Springboard for Novice Physical Education Teachers in Their Efforts to Develop a Professional Career
Zach, Sima; Stein, Hanan; Nabel-Heller, Noa
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, v34 n2 p278-296 Apr 2015
This article explored how 45 novice physical education teachers perceived success, and how success affected their motivation to continue teaching. Self-determination theory (SDT) was used to interpret the teachers' written reports, and focus group discussions were held concerning their success. Satisfaction with the competence, relatedness, and autonomy of the teachers' needs were related to the teachers' perception of success. Based on the findings, we contend that SDT can have strong implications for both school life and professional development facilitators. We suggest that strengthening certain aspects of success from the very beginning of the teaching experience may lead to a better adjustment to teaching.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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