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ERIC Number: EJ1072135
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0737-5328
Investigating the Impact of Teacher Socialization on a Physical Education Teacher Candidate during the Student Teaching Process
Hushman, Glenn
Teacher Education Quarterly, v40 n4 p81-92 Fall 2013
Socialization is the process of gathering knowledge and constructing it in a social context. This gathering of knowledge is often acquired formally through an educational process or informally by interaction with other people (Capel, 2007). A physical education teacher goes through a socialization process where beliefs, attitudes, behaviors, and teaching philosophies are influenced. Wright, McNeil, and Butler (2004) suggest that when an individual enters the field of physical education, they go through distinct phases of socialization. There are three phases identified: recruitment, professional socialization, and occupational socialization. The experiences the individual has when they are growing up are what make up the recruitment phase. The professional socialization phase includes experiences the individual has when entering, going through, and exiting the training process of teacher education. Occupational socialization, the final stage of the socialization process, is comprised of the experiences the teacher has when they are awarded a job and begin working as an independent physical education teacher in a school setting. Although many specific areas have been studied regarding teacher socialization many, such as the student teaching experience, are in need of additional research to bolster the base of literature. This study was guided by the following question: Does the cooperating teacher negatively or positively affect the socialization process of a pre-service physical education teacher during the student teaching process?
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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