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ERIC Number: EJ936019
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 78
ISSN: ISSN-1930-4595
The Archetypes and Philosophical Motivations of Urban Elementary Physical Educators
Culp, Brian
ICHPER-SD Journal of Research, v6 n1 p40-47 Spr-Sum 2011
Brookfield (1990), Brown (2002) and Weiner (2006) have advocated for the study of teachers' philosophies as integral to understanding motivation for teaching in urban settings. The purpose of this study investigates the teaching philosophies of 13 experienced urban elementary physical educators. Content analysis of the data collected from teachers indicated (a) these physical educators placed a greater emphasis on knowledge of students than pedagogical content knowledge, (b) had critical incidences that determined their philosophies, and (c) used cultural negotiation to enrich the lives of students. Discourse on urban physical education archetypes with implications for global instruction concludes the article. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A