ERIC Number: EJ1080640
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
Will Tomorrow's Physical Educators Be Prepared to Teach in the Digital Age?
Liang, Guoli; Walls, Richard T.; Hicks, Virginia L.; Clayton, L. Brenda; Yang, Lei
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), v6 n1 p143-156 2006
This study was conducted to determine how preservice physical educators feel about their level of competence to integrate technology effectively in their professional careers. Billions of dollars have been invested in curriculum and instruction reform and preparing tomorrow's technology-proficient educators. Few grants or projects, however, have focused on helping physical education teacher education programs and K-12 physical education programs in preparing technology-proficient physical educators. International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE) instruments were used for self-assessments on (a) basic computer skill levels and (b) integrating technology into their learning, research, and future teaching. By far, the greatest proportion of each of the three groups of preservice teachers (general preparation, pre-student-teaching/internship, and post-student-teaching/internship) rated their level of competence to be minimal. The findings of the present research demonstrated that preservice physical educators have not been well prepared to be technology proficient in order to teach in this digital age.
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Physical Education Teachers, Technology Uses in Education, Physical Education, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Student Attitudes, Technological Literacy, Technology Integration, Student Teacher Attitudes, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Internship Programs, Student Surveys, Online Surveys, Statistical Analysis, Teacher Competencies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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