An exploration of the influence of professional relationships on the career pathways of physical education teacher educators
McEvoy, E., Heikinaro-Johansson, P., & MacPhail, A. (2019). An exploration of the influence of professional relationships on the career pathways of physical education teacher educators. European Physical Education Review, 25 (4), 913-928. doi:10.1177/1356336x18785106
Published inEuropean Physical Education Review
© 2019 SAGE Publications
This paper focuses on the professional journeys of 14 mid- and late-career teacher educators in seven countries in the subject area of physical education. Data was gathered through two rounds of semi-structured interviews and revealed a strong emphasis on the professional relationships impacting upon participants’ entry to and development within the profession. Career interest development, career choice and career performance were all affected by the people with whom participants formed relationships throughout their careers. The findings are discussed with reference to the role of teacher educators in selecting, encouraging and supporting their teacher education colleagues.
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