ERIC Number: EJ1172932
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Expert Perspectives on the Future of Physical Education in Higher Education
Lorusso, Jenna R.; Richards, K. Andrew R.
Quest, v70 n1 p114-136 2018
Despite physical education teacher education/physical education sport pedagogy's (PETE/PESP's) significant strides in the past century, there are concerns about its future. Grounded in participatory research, and through an interview-Delphi method, this study purposefully sampled five male PETE/PESP scholars' expert critiques of current threats, projections of probable and preferable futures, and recommendations for transformation. Data were analyzed through an interpretive approach. Findings included: (a) limitations in physical education policy, teacher preparation, and status as key threats; (b) more of the same conflicts in the probable future and increased cooperation regarding conflicts in the preferable future; and (c) proactively revising the subdisciplinary framework and doctoral studies as transformative recommendations. We interpret issues critiqued as threatening PETE/PESP's future, and projections of the probable future, as reflective of neoliberal rationality that has renormalized academic work in de-democratizing ways. We interpret that projections of preferable futures and transformative recommendations call for a re-emphasis on ethical academic attitudes to resist neoliberalization and reclaim democracy.
Descriptors: Physical Education, Higher Education, Interviews, Delphi Technique, Males, Teacher Education Programs, Physical Education Teachers, Educational Policy, Cooperation, Conflict, Doctoral Programs, Curriculum, Neoliberalism, Educational History, Participatory Research, Semi Structured Interviews, Barriers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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