Occupational Socialization, Cultural Studies, and the Physical Education Curriculum

Lawson, Hal A.
July 1988
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education;Jul1988, Vol. 7 Issue 4, p265
Academic Journal
Occupational socialization, together with selected works in cultural studies, offers analysts of the physical education curriculum a unique scholarly perspective. Presentation of this perspective proceeds by means of 11 primary assumptions about curriculum work and workers. Such a perspective helps to explain the absence of other theoretical perspectives in physical education, as well as the prevalence of competing technical models which are dominant, emergent, and residual. This perspective also calls attention to the relationship among teachers, teacher educators, curricula, and social structure.


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