Chapter 8: Professional Development of Teachers in Physical Education-- Where Are We Now?

October 2006
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education;Oct2006, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p450
Academic Journal
Book Chapter
This article presents Chapter 8 of this monograph issue which is entitled "Professional Development of Teachers in Physical Education--Where are We Now?" by competitive athletes Steve Tozer and Heather Horsley, asked to respond to this monograph. They point out that racism, resources and resistance complicate the bureaucracy, politics and ethnic and economic heterogeneity of urban schools. These issues highlight why PE teachers feel so powerless to improve the teaching and learning of PE. The future of PE in public schools may depend upon strengthening PE curriculum and instruction in targeted schools. Teachers must form and sustain professional development communities necessary to establish such programs. The impact of the No Child Left Behind Act on PE in schools are discussed.


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