ERIC Number: EJ849027
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
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Today's Physical Education Teachers: An Inquiry into Exceptional Practice
Chorney, David W.
Alberta Journal of Educational Research, v55 n2 p171-184 Sum 2009
The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of the findings from a study of the professional lives of four physical education specialist teachers considered exceptional and to explain why they engage in their practice as they do. The issues of how teachers develop as well as how they change during their careers is emphasized. The conclusion highlights some of the most important qualities of exemplary teachers of physical education and opens the discussion for all professional educators, not only those in physical education, but at all levels and curricular backgrounds to search within themselves to determine how they teach and how they have changed over time.
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Teaching Methods, Career Development, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Competencies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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