Professional insiders/outsiders? Teacher professionalism and the primary school Physical Education specialist

Brooks, Caroline, and Dinan Thompson, Maree (2013) Professional insiders/outsiders? Teacher professionalism and the primary school Physical Education specialist. Asia Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education , 4 (3). pp. 235-248.

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This paper provides a context for exploring the positioning of Physical Education specialist teachers (PE specialist teachers) in primary schools in Queensland in the discourses of teacher professionalism. A critical analysis of literature on the history and status of the subject and its practitioners aims to contextualize discourses in and about professionalism and the primary school PE specialist. The paper demonstrates the location of the PE specialist teacher in an Australian context under independent and interdependent themes. This critical review of literature identifies a lack of studies and research in the area of teacher professionalism as described, defined and enacted by PE specialist teachers.

Item ID: 30246
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1837-7130
Keywords: teacher professionalism, manangerial professionalism, democratic professionalism, primary PE specialist teacher, non-contact time
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This publication was submitted for examination with the main thesis dissertation and the thesis overview as a portfolio of work for the following EdD thesis: Brooks, Caroline (2018) Professionalism and the primary physical education specialist teacher in Queensland state primary schools. Professional Doctorate (Research) thesis, James Cook University. See Related URLs for access.

Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2014 06:03
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130210 Physical Education and Development Curriculum and Pedagogy @ 50%
13 EDUCATION > 1301 Education Systems > 130105 Primary Education (excl Maori) @ 50%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930299 Teaching and Instruction not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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