ERIC Number: EJ880016
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
Social Processes of Health and Physical Education Teachers' Identity Formation: Reproducing and Changing Culture
Sirna, K.; Tinning, R.; Rossi, T.
British Journal of Sociology of Education, v31 n1 p71-84 Jan 2010
This paper examines Initial Teacher Education students' experiences of participation in health and physical education (HPE) subject department offices and the impact on their understandings and identity formation. Pierre Bourdieu's concepts of habitus, field, and practice along with Wenger's communities of practice form the theoretical frame used in the paper. Data were collected using surveys and interviews with student-teachers following their teaching practicum and analysed using coding and constant comparison. Emergent themes revealed students' participation in masculine-dominated sports, gendered body constructions, and repertoires of masculine domination. Findings are discussed in relation to their impact on student-teachers' learning, identity formation, and marginalizing practices in the department offices. Implications for teacher education and HPE are explored.
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Health Education, Surveys, Interviews, Practicums, Student Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Coding, Comparative Analysis, Self Concept, Teacher Education, Foreign Countries, Learning Experience, Teaching Experience
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: New Zealand