ERIC Number: EJ748245
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Publication Date: 2006-Oct
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Chapter 8: Professional Development of Teachers in Physical Education--Where Are We Now?
Tozer, Steven; Horsley, Heather
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, v25 n4 p450-457 Oct 2006
In this chapter, the authors discuss how the previous chapters has provided so much insight into the ongoing research on professional development of physical education teachers. They further discuss that the introduction of new professional development resources, provided in collaboration with a research university, has allowed teachers to form valued professional learning communities, or communities of practice, in physical education. These learning communities have allowed teachers to reflect together on the conduct and practice of physical education in their urban setting. In doing so, a number of lessons about professional development were learned and documented--lessons having to do with professional community, with content knowledge, and with school leadership. At the same time, the research community learned something about the limits of its ability, over this brief period of the funded intervention, to say with certainty what the outcomes of the professional development will ultimately be.
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Faculty Development, Teacher Collaboration, Urban Schools, Educational Research, Principals
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