ERIC Number: EJ914301
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
How to Raise the Status of Physical Education at Your School
Lux, Karen M.
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), v81 n8 p40-42, 56 Oct 2010
Research has indicated that physical education (PE) teachers report feeling isolated, having limited (or no) access to resources, and struggling to be perceived as legitimate professionals by other teachers, students, administrators, and parents. As time and resources for PE continue to be reduced, PE's marginal status is intensified. This article identifies strategies used by physical educators who have successfully elevated PE's status at their school. Based on a rigorous exploration of this area, five strategies are proposed: (1) create "PE wallpaper," (2) "see and be seen," (3) "walk the walk," (4) extend "the olive branch," and (5) become involved in "academic" matters.
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Resource Allocation, Professional Isolation, Educational Attitudes, Status, Educational Strategies, Academic Education, Teacher Participation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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