The Effects of Achieved National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification on the Marginality of Physical Education Teachers

Karen Lux Gaudreault, Amelia Mays Woods

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Abstract

The purpose of the study was to examine the relationship between achieving The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification and feelings of marginality of physical education teachers. Data sources included a focus group interview with 6 National Board Certified Physical Education Teachers (NBCPETs) and individual phone interviews with 20 NBCPETs using an interview guide (Patton, 2007). Data were analyzed inductively using the Miles and Huberman (1984) four-stage process. Findings indicated that teachers and administrators considered National Board Certification a symbol of highly skilled teaching. Possessing this symbol changed the way the NBCPETs approached their work and how others acted toward them. NBCPETs felt more confident, more vocal, and more active in leadership positions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)283-301
Number of pages19
JournalTeacher Educator
Volume47
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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