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ERIC Number: EJ1178999
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1357-3322
A Qualitative Analysis of the Factors Determining the Quality of Relations between a Novice Physical Education Teacher and His Students' Families: Implications for the Development of Professional Identity
González-Calvo, Gustavo; Fernández-Balboa, Juan-Miguel
Sport, Education and Society, v23 n5 p491-504 2018
The purposes of this study were: (a) to analyze the factors determining the quality of relationships between a novice physical education (PE) teacher and his students' families and (b) understand the implications of these relationships for his professional identity. The data stemmed from detailed teacher's diaries written by the participant throughout his first five years of teaching. The data analysis followed several rounds of cyclical inductive-deductive processes in order to identify and classify the patterns related to the aforementioned purposes. The results, presented in two sections, show two distinct sets of factors, which, respectively, had very different implications for the development of the teacher's professional identity. On the one hand, in the first three years of teaching, there appeared 11 specific 'struggle factors' (6 socio-cultural and structural factors and 5 family prejudices toward PE) that threatened the teacher's initial pedagogical passion and lead to a great deal of hesitation and discouragement on his part; on the other hand, in the fourth and fifth years, due to the teacher's ongoing commitment and (self-)reflective practice, there emerged eight 'success factors' (one from the families and seven from the teacher) that transformed his previous discouragement into hope and self-confidence. Besides the detailed analysis of all these factors and their implications, some additional recommendations for PE teacher education programs and further research are provided.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Spain
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