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ERIC Number: EJ864685
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 116
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1366-4530
Professional Development Experiences of Physical Education Teachers in Botswana: Epistemological Implications
Shehu, Jimoh
Teacher Development, v13 n3 p267-283 Aug 2009
Studies conducted outside Africa show that professional development experiences of physical education (PE) teachers are shaped by the manner in which PE is situated (and stereotyped) in the school system. Given the contested nature of teacher development, it is important to continually explore the phenomenon in different national contexts. Accordingly, this study examines the contextual issues impinging on the professional development experiences of PE teachers in Botswana, and how the teachers interpret these experiences in relation to their professional identity. Data were generated through focus groups and semi-structured interviews with 35 secondary school PE teachers and 12 college lecturers. Findings reveal a number of themes connected to inequities in teacher development. The paper concludes by highlighting the importance of epistemology in shaping teacher development interventions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Botswana