Pre-Service Physical Education Teacher's Perceptions of Teaching Before and After a Semester Long Elementary Physical Education Practicum Experience
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This study investigated perceptions of teaching by four-year college pre-service teachers (N=20) before and after participation in a semester long practicum in elementary physical education classes. A survey consisting of 13 open-ended questions was prepared and administered to male (n = 11) and female (n = 9) pre-service teachers. Qualitative data analyses were used to interpret pre- and post-practicum survey responses. A qualitative, thematic content analysis was performed on transcribed interviews to identify relative themes supporting each open-ended question. Findings suggest a comprehensive teaching perspective by those educators preparing four-year college pre-service physical education teachers, particularly focusing on classroom.
Barney, D., & Pleban, F. (2006). Pre-Service Physical Education Teacher's Perceptions of Teaching Before and After a Semester Long Elementary Physical Education Practicum Experience. The Physical Educator, 63(1), 46-52.
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