Academic journal article Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport

First Experiences of a Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) Professor: A Case Study. (Pedagogy)

Academic journal article Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport

First Experiences of a Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) Professor: A Case Study. (Pedagogy)

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Studies on K-12 teachers experiences at their new jobs showed there are problems in this adjustment from student to teacher (e.g. Napper-Owen, G & Phillips, D, 1995). Studies also have been done on professors in general, adjusting to their jobs (Dinham, S. M., 1999; Menges, R. J., 1999). However, little research has been done on how physical education teacher education (PETE) professors adjust to their new life as new professors (e.g. MacDonald, D. & Tinning, R., 1995). The purpose of this case study was to examine the first year experiences and reflections of one PETE professor. Specifically, the phenomenon examined was one new PETE educator's entry experiences and illustrates the successes, problems, and dilemmas of entry into Higher Education. This purposely selected PETE professor had, based on the newness of his degree, the availability for doing a study. The sources of data consisted of documents, interviews, and field notes, and Were analyzed using analytic induction and constant comparison (Lincoln & Guba, 1985). The data were examined for trustworthiness through three methods triangulation, extensive-constant contact with the participant, and member checking. The data were organized into patterns, themes, and subthemes and then having a peer debriefer Who helped to stop any personal biases being entered in. …

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