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ERIC Number: EJ961498
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-0380-2361
The Learning Profiles of High School Teacher-Coaches
Winchester, Geoffrey; Culver, Diane; Camire, Martin
Canadian Journal of Education, v34 n4 p216-233 2011
Jarvis' (2006) theory of human learning framed the analysis of qualitative interviews conducted with 31 high school teacher-coaches. Using composite narratives, we present three profiles as an innovative way to explain the social context within which the teacher-coaches have developed and also, to provide insight into the needs of teacher-coaches with varied biographies. Three learning profiles are presented: (1) The "Rookie" had little or no experience coaching or playing sport prior to becoming a teacher; (2) The "Varsity Athlete" learned to coach mainly by reflecting on his/her experiences during his/her athletic career; (3) The "Veteran" gained coaching experience prior to becoming a teacher, often by being an assistant. Suggestions are made to maximise the learning of teacher-coaches.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada