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ERIC Number: EJ1119957
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0033-6297
Stepping off the Dance Floor for a View from the Balcony: Observations for Physical Education Teacher Education Programs in Interesting Times
Bulger, Sean M.; Hannon, James C.; Jones, Emily M.
Quest, v68 n4 p475-490 2016
The theme of this article is adopted from the work of leadership experts Heifetz and Linsky, who described the need for organizational leaders to balance their time on the "dance floor" (managing tasks) with time viewing from the "balcony" (understanding the bigger picture). The physical education teacher education doctoral program faculty on many campuses would be well advised to periodically invest time distancing themselves from the daily rigors of research, teaching, and service to better understand the challenges and opportunities confronting their programs. Furthermore, faculty must be willing to critique their program and its strategic direction, eliminate ineffective practices that consume limited resources, and retain what is most important. The purpose of this article is to provide collective observations "from the balcony" for faculty working in physical education teacher education doctoral programs as a catalyst for discussion.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Utah; West Virginia
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