Occupational Socialization and the Design of Teacher Education Programs

Lawson, Hal A.
January 1986
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education;Jan1986, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p107
Academic Journal
The following analysis is one-sided and selective. It is an attempt to derive guidelines for the design of teacher education programs from recent work on the occupational socialization of physical educationists. The work cited is limited almost exclusively to that completed by the author and his former students. This can be justified insofar as this analysis doubles as a benchmark for an additive and integrative research program, indicating which questions need to be asked next and signaling the practical significance of past work. The discussion begins with a definitional treatment of occupational socialization prior to identifying guidelines for teacher education programs.


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