Academic journal article Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport

The Imposter within No More

Academic journal article Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport

The Imposter within No More

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Ellen H. Martin, Alice M. Buchanan, and Mary E. Rudisill, Auburn University

Teacher educators are responsible for preparing future teachers for jobs in a continuously changing school environment. With the diversity of the student population, meeting the needs of every student in the learning context becomes a formidable challenge. To address this concern, university teacher educators' have to be cognizant of the variables influencing the teaching-learning paradigm in the "world of work" or the public school system. The problems that teaching practitioners encounter cannot be solved with "technical rationality" (Schon, 1983). Public school classrooms are complex, uncertain, unstable, unique, and conflict laden. Ecological theory attempts to explain the influence of the family, school, community, and culture on child development and how it affects the child in the learning context (Brofenbrenner, 1979). Therefore, in order to prepare teachers for today's schools, teacher educators must have practical experience in the "world of work." The purpose of this study was to provide insight in to teacher educators' perceptions of their endeavors in the "world of work." Participants were three female university teacher education faculty members. …

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