NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ812531
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0273-5024
Chapter 8: The Diffusion of Model-Based Instruction by Establishing Communities of Practice
Metzler, Michael W.; Lund, Jacalyn L.; Gurvitch, Rachel
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, v27 n4 p571-579 Oct 2008
Previous chapters in this monograph have reported on a series of research studies that examined the adoption of an instructional innovation, model-based instruction (MBI), by teachers in three stages of career development: preservice/student teachers (STs), induction teachers (ITs), and experienced/cooperating teachers (CTs). All the teachers were affiliated to varying degrees with one physical education teacher education (PETE) program. All the teachers were involved with making decisions that would ultimately lead them to reject, adopt, or discontinue the use of MBI in their daily teaching practices. The purpose of this chapter is to take a closer examination at the dynamics involved with teachers in different career stages making decisions about adopting MBI as an innovative approach. All teachers cope with varying degrees of autonomy to make those decisions while interacting with different constellations of change agents, and learning MBI in school and PETE program settings (agencies) that offer different arrays of facilitating and inhibiting factors that influence their decisions about best practice in general and MBI in particular. The preceding chapters that reported the findings for teachers in this series of studies did so by within-group analyses; this chapter provides an analysis of the findings from these studies by presenting commonalities and differences found across the three groups of teachers, based on the sets of change agency factors and change agents. (Contains 1 figure.)
Human Kinetics, Inc. 1607 North Market Street, Champaign, IL 61820. Tel: 800-474-4457; Fax: 217-351-1549; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia