Physical Education Teacher Research: The lives and careers of PE Teachers

Research Impact: Entry into PE teaching in Ireland is highly sought after and competitive. Yet, there is a worrying trend that PE teachers, as they spend more time teaching in schools, seek to reduce the amount of PE they teach in exchange for more hours teaching their second subject. In order to gain a better understanding of the career trajectories of teachers, this paper considers the impact of individual dispositions (for example, a desire for meaningful student interactions) and workplace factors (such as availability of facilities) of five physical education teacher education graduates. Examples of how this trend can be addressed are provided.

Iannucci, CMacPhail, A.  2017. The effects of individual dispositions and workplace factors on the lives and careers of physical education teachers: twelve years on from graduation. Sport, Education and Society, 1-13. doi:10.1080/13573322.2017.1307175

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