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ERIC Number: EJ1171416
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0730-3084
Breaking from Traditionalism: Strategies for the Recruitment of Physical Education Teachers
O'Neil, Kason; Richards, K. Andrew R.
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, v89 n2 p34-41 2018
Teacher education programs across the country are being asked to systematically and deliberately recruit teacher candidates who are not only highly qualified, but represent diverse backgrounds. Coupled with dwindling enrollments, these programs may want to reevaluate the types of students recruited into a career in physical education. This article uses occupational socialization theory as the framework for discussing how breaking away from traditional recruitment strategies may be necessary to keep physical education teacher education programs thriving. To address this point, current recruitment practices in physical education teacher education are critiqued, and nontraditional strategies for recruiting highly qualified candidates who also represent diverse backgrounds are discussed. It is argued that the future of the physical education discipline rests on the ability to recruit and train students who are focused on lifetime physical activity rather than team sports.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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