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What is the condition of the field of Physical Education? How is it adapted to the rise of kinesiology, sport and exercise science and human movement studies over the last thirty years? This Handbook provides an authoritative critical overview of the field and identifies future challenges and directions. The Handbook is divided in to six sections: Perspectives and Paradigms in Physical Education Research; Cross-disciplinary Contributions to Research Philosophy; Learning in Physical Education; Teaching Styles and Inclusive Pedagogies; Physical Education Curriculum; and Difference and Diversity in Physical Education.

Induction of Beginning Physical Educators into the School Setting
Induction of beginning physical educators into the school setting

Socialization into the teaching profession occurs over the entire scope of a teacher's career. Varying definitions of socialization resulted in differing interpretations of outcomes for teachers. For example, Lortie (1975) defined socialization as, “… a subjective process — it is something that happens to people as they move through a series of structured experiences and internalize the subculture of the group” (p. 61). Lacey (1977) described socialization as “… the process of change by which individuals become members of the teaching profession” (p. 634). Socialization, as described by Van Maanen and Schein, (1979) is a process where an individual is “…taught and learns what behaviors and perspectives are ...

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