ERIC Number: EJ959432
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
How One Exceptional Teacher Navigated Her Working Environment as the Teacher of a Marginal Subject
Lux, Karen; McCullick, Bryan A.
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, v30 n4 p358-374 Oct 2011
The purpose of this study was to analyze how one exceptional elementary physical education teacher navigated her working environment as the teacher of a marginal subject. Structuration Theory (Giddens, 1984) was used to make meaning of how the teacher functioned within her school community allowing her to remain motivated and effective. Data collection involved approximately 300 hr in the school setting involving observation and field notes, interviews, and critical incident (Flanagan, 1954) reports. Data trustworthiness was established through triangulation, member checks and a peer debriefer. Inductive analysis (Huberman & Miles, 1994) of the data generated themes pertaining to Structuration Theory. Analysis revealed that the teacher navigated marginality using four strategies. Implications for teacher preparation are discussed.
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Work Environment, Elementary School Teachers, Data Collection, Interviews, Case Studies, Program Effectiveness, Reinforcement
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia