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ERIC Number: EJ862182
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0031-8981
An Examination of "Wash-Out" and Workplace Conditions of Beginning Physical Education Teachers
Blankenship, Bonnie Tjeerdsma; Colem, Margaret M.
Physical Educator, v66 n2 p97-111 Spr 2009
The purposes of this study were to: (1) determine the extent of wash-out in two beginning physical education teachers; and (2) determine the workplace conditions these novice teachers experienced that may have influenced the extent of wash-out for them. The interactive factors influencing workplace conditions for physical education teachers outlined by Lawson (1989) provided the framework by which to examine wash-out in these teachers. Results showed that these teachers experienced wash-out from pre-service to their induction years in several areas, but actually showed improvement in other areas. Factors that may have contributed to wash-out included a lack of facilities and equipment in the start of their first year of teaching, lack of prestige and respect for physical education, a particular subculture of students, and the teachers' desire for student acceptance and enthusiasm. Workplace conditions that may have inhibited wash-out were being able to team teach with someone from the same PETE program, a new gym and equipment toward the end of their first teaching year, support from their principal, perceived control over content and teaching methods, and being proactive in soliciting assistance. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A