High School Physical Education Teachers and Their World of Work: Scope and Direction of the Project

O'Sullivan, Mary
July 1994
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education;Jul1994, Vol. 13 Issue 4, p324
Academic Journal
The article presents a monograph that describes, discusses and attempts to understand the perceptions and practices of high school physical education teachers, students and parents taking into consideration contemporary analyses of physical education. The article describes a study of the issues and concerns of high school physical education with respect to teaching and programming by using the work of 11 teachers and their environment. Specifically, the study intends to describe the educators' sense of their work as teachers and coaches, that is, the objectives they set for their programs and the extent to which they feel they accomplish their goals. It also is concerned with the work environment of the teachers and their interactions with it and with students.


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