Teacher Socialization in Physical Education: New Perspectives

K. Andrew R. Richards (Editor), Karen Lux Gaudreault (Editor)

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Socialization is a complex process which has a profound effect on how we experience teaching and learning. The study of teachers’ lives and careers through the lens of occupational socialization theory has a rich history in physical education. However, as the social and political climates surrounding education have changed, so have the experiences of teachers. This book pushes beyond traditional perspectives to explore alternative and innovative approaches to socialization. Written by a team of leading international physical education scholars, this is the first edited collection of scholarship on teacher socialization to be published in more than two decades. Divided into five parts, the book provides a review of current knowledge on teacher socialization in school settings, as well as suggestions for different approaches to understanding teacher socialization and recommendations for future directions for studying teachers’ lives and careers. A testament to what is known and what still needs to be learned about the lived experiences of physical educators, Teacher Socialization in Physical Education: New Perspectives provides valuable insights for all physical education students, teachers, and instructors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages286
ISBN (Electronic)9781317394297
ISBN (Print)9781138932074
StatePublished - Jan 9 2017
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameRoutledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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