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Teacher Socialization in Physical Education
New Perspectives

ISBN 9781138318564
Published June 14, 2018 by Routledge
302 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents


[Thomas J. Templin and Paul G. Schempp]

Part I: Overview of Occupational Socialization Theory

1. Socialization into Physical Education: Learning from Past and Looking to the Future

[K. Andrew R. Richards and Karen Lux Gaudreault]

2. A Historical Overview of Teacher Socialization in Physical Education

[Thomas J. Templin, Sookhenlall Padaruth, Andrew C. Sparkes, and Paul G. Schempp]

Part II: Recruitment into and Training for a Career in Physical Education

3. Acculturation, Recruitment, and the Development of Orientations

[Matthew D. Curtner-Smith]

4. Pre-Service Teacher Identity Formation and Socialization

[Allison Wrench]

5. Professional Socialization, Teacher Education Programs, and Dialectics

[Kim C. Graber, Chad M. Killian, and Amelia Mays Woods]

Part III: Career-Long Socialization and Life in Schools

6. Research on Physical Education Teachers’ Career Stages and Socialization

[Amelia Mays Woods, Chris Gentry, and Kim C. Graber]

7. Professional Development Experiences and Organizational Socialization

[Melissa Parker, Kevin Patton, and Deborah Tannehill]

8. Catching Fire without Burning Out: Socialization of Teacher Efficacy in Handling Student Misbehavior and Emotion Regulation in Physical Education

[Constantinos N. Tsouloupas and Russell L. Carson]

9. The Learning of Pedagogical Models in Physical Education: the Socialization Perspective

[Oleg A. Sinelnikov and Peter A. Hastie] 

Part IV: Alternative and Innovative Perspectives on Teacher Socialization

10. Using Role Theory to Understand the Experiences of Physical Education Teachers: Toward Role Socialization Theory

[K. Andrew R. Richards and Michael A. Hemphill]

11. Culturally Responsive Pedagogy and Teacher Socialization

[Sara Barnard Flory]

12. Interrogating Whiteness in Physical Education Teacher Education: Preparing Prospective Teachers to Become Educators of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy and Social Justice

[Laura Azzarito and Mara Simon]

13. Changing the Student Teacher Habitus: Drawing Together Bourdieu’s Theory of Practice, with Pragmatism’s Crisis, Creativity and Problem Based Learning

[David Brown, Kevin Morgan, and David Aldous]

14. "Apprentice Wanted to Build Ivory Tower": Socialization into Higher Education

[Tim Fletcher and Ashley Casey]

15. Peering into the Physical Education Office in Australian Schools: The Department Office as a Socializing Space

[Tony Rossi, Doune Macdonald, lisahunter, and Erin Christensen]

Part V: The Future of Socialization Research in Physical Education

16. Reproductive, Reformist, and Transformative Teacher Socialization

[Hal A. Lawson]

17. Future Directions for the Study of Teacher Socialization in Physical Education

[K. Andrew R. Richards and Karen Lux Gaudreault]

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K. Andrew R. Richards is an Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama, USA. His research centers on teacher socialization in physical education with a particular focus on role stressors that arise from combining teaching and extracurricular roles, such as athletic coaching. He has co-authored empirical articles using occupational socialization theory, and has also written research reviews on the topics of socialization theory and role theory published in Quest, the Kinesiology Review, and Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. He is currently serving as Pedagogy Section Editor for Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science.

Karen Lux Gaudreault is an Assistant Professor at the University of Wyoming, USA. Her teaching experience includes physical education instruction at the elementary, secondary, and collegiate levels. Her research involves examining teachers’ work lives and the marginalization of physical education in schools, teacher socialization, schools as workplaces, and how the structure of schools impacts teachers’ agency and feelings about their work. She is an active member of SHAPE America and is the past-chair of the Curriculum and Instruction Academy. Dr Gaudreault’s work has appeared in the Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, The Teacher Educator, and Quest.