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ERIC Number: EJ818561
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 68
ISSN: ISSN-1367-4587
The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Scottish Physical Education Teacher: How to Provide Effective In-Service for Experienced Teachers' Implementing New Curricula
Thorburn, Malcolm
Journal of In-service Education, v32 n3 p359-373 Sep 2006
Retaining the professionalism of experienced teachers is important at a time when changing curricula require the integration of new subject knowledge. Through evaluation of Higher Still Physical Education in Scotland, Thorburn and Collins analysed the different ways in which experienced teachers implemented a challenging new curriculum. Only occasionally did rich student learning lead to high levels of authentic attainment. Further analysis presented in this paper argues that effective in-service programmes require recognition of the importance of new subject knowledge and teachers' preferred models of in-service delivery if policy aims are to be achieved in practice. The paper concludes by highlighting how repairing the erosion in relationships between teachers and academics in teacher education institutions represents the best opportunity for progress, which is sympathetic yet critical, and which avoids the problems of general vagueness and short-term reductionism found in other areas of in-service provision.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)