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dc.contributor.authorMcEvilly, Nollaig
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-24T11:29:09Z
dc.date.available2021-03-24T11:29:09Z
dc.identifierhttps://chesterrep.openrepository.com/bitstream/handle/10034/624391/McEvilly%20SES%20%282021%29%20%28final%29.pdf?sequence=1
dc.identifier.citationMcEvilly, N. (2021). What is PE and who should teach it? Undergraduate PE students’ views and experiences of the outsourcing of PE in the UK. Sport, Education and Society. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/13573322.2021.1901684en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/624391
dc.descriptionThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Sport, Education and Society on 22 March 2021, available online: https://doi.org/10.1080/13573322.2021.1901684en_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper investigates beginning BSc Physical Education (PE) students’ views and experiences of the outsourcing of PE in the UK. Outsourcing involves the provision of PE by external providers such as sports coaches. PE in the UK (and other neoliberal Western contexts) is a site in which outsourcing has become increasingly normalised. I anticipated that, as first year undergraduates, the participants would have relatively recent experience of outsourcing as pupils/students (i.e. experience of receiving outsourced PE provision). Data were generated through written narratives (n = 16), completed on the participants’ first day at university, and follow-up semi-structured interviews (n = 10). Drawing on a Foucaultian theoretical framework, I employed a poststructural type of discourse analysis concerned with analysing patterns in language. Referring to PE, the participants drew heavily on a sport discourse, often conflating PE and sport and emphasising the necessity of teachers having knowledge and experience of sports content and skills, as well as a pedagogical discourse (and, to a lesser extent, a ‘healthy lifestyles’ discourse). The participants had a range of experiences of outsourcing in PE, particularly at primary level. They were in favour of primary PE being taught by either specialist PE teachers, or sports coaches (rather than generalist teachers alone). They spoke positively about their experiences of external provision at both primary and secondary school. While few critical comments were provided, participants raised concerns about external providers’ pedagogical knowledge, and some questioned if teachers might feel devalued by external providers being brought in to teach aspects of their curriculum. In general, while the participants recognised teachers’ pedagogical expertise, they also valued external providers’ perceived content knowledge and sporting experience. As such, by conflating PE and sport, they considered that PE should be taught by sport ‘experts’ and that external providers could enhance schools’ internal capabilities.en_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13573322.2021.1901684en_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en_US
dc.subjectOutsourcingen_US
dc.subjectExternal provisionen_US
dc.subjectDiscourseen_US
dc.subjectFoucaulten_US
dc.subjectQualitativeen_US
dc.titleWhat is PE and who should teach it? Undergraduate PE students’ views and experiences of the outsourcing of PE in the UKen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1470-1243en_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren_US
dc.identifier.journalSport, Education and Societyen_US
or.grant.openaccessYesen_US
rioxxterms.funderUnfundeden_US
rioxxterms.identifier.projectUnfundeden_US
rioxxterms.versionAMen_US
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1080/13573322.2021.1901684en_US
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2022-09-22
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-03-08
rioxxterms.publicationdate2021-03-22
dc.date.deposited2021-03-24en_US
dc.indentifier.issn1357-3322en_US


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