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ERIC Number: EJ811851
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1357-3322
Influence of Occupational Socialization on Beginning Teachers' Interpretation and Delivery of Sport Education
Curtner-Smith, Matthew D.; Hastie, Peter A.; Kinchin, Gary D.
Sport, Education and Society, v13 n1 p97-117 Feb 2008
The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which newly qualified teachers employed the Sport Education (SE) model. In addition, we attempted to discover factors that led to and facilitated beginning teachers employing the model and those that did not. Participants were six American and four British beginning teachers. Data were collected by formally interviewing each teacher. Analysis procedures employed were analytic induction and constant comparison. Occupational socialization was the theoretical framework that guided data collection and analysis procedures. The results indicated that teachers interpreted and delivered SE in one of three different ways: "full version, watered down version and cafeteria style". Moreover, the teachers' acculturation, professional socialization and organizational socialization largely explained why teachers interpreted and delivered SE as they did. (Contains 1 figure and 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Primary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom