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Meeting the standards? Exploring preparedness for teaching


Swabey, K and Castleton, G and Penney, D, Meeting the standards? Exploring preparedness for teaching, Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 35, (8) pp. 29-46. ISSN 0313-5373 (2010) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.14221/ajte.2010v35n8.3


This research focused on the perceptions of preservice and beginning health and physical education (HPE) teachers in relation to their preparedness for teaching. A questionnaire was designed to engage with teacher professional standards addressing (i), professional knowledge; (ii), professional relationships and (iii), professional practice. Follow-up interviews with randomly-selected teachers facilitated deeper interrogation of the issues. Findings indicated that both groups felt that their training had prepared them well in relation to most elements of the three aspects of the professional standards. Pre-service teachers had concerns with some elements of professional knowledge: specifically, knowledge and understanding of numeracy, ICT and literacy as they related to the teaching of HPE; and behaviour management. Beginning teachers had similar concerns in relation to professional knowledge and about their ability to plan and use valid and reliable assessment strategies. Data supported previous research that emphasised the ongoing nature of learning as a teacher

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:teacher preparedness, pre-service transition, health and physical education
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Teacher education and professional development of educators
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Teacher and instructor development
UTAS Author:Swabey, K (Professor Karen Swabey)
UTAS Author:Castleton, G (Associate Professor Geraldine Castleton)
UTAS Author:Penney, D (Professor Dawn Penney)
ID Code:68043
Year Published:2010
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2011-03-09
Last Modified:2011-05-12
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