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Revista Brasileira de Educação Física e Esporte

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ROSSI, Fernanda  and  HUNGER, Dagmar. Stages of teaching career and the process of continuing education of Physical Education teachers. Rev. bras. educ. fís. esporte [online]. 2012, vol.26, n.2, pp.323-338. ISSN 1807-5509.

In this research, qualitative, aimed to analyze the meanings assigned by Physical Education teachers to the relationship between continuing education and professional development stages. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with eight state public school teachers of Bauru/SP. The data were analyzed following the theory referential of Huberman (2000), relatively to the concept of professional life cycles, and found that as well as other factors of the teaching career, on the extent of continuing education teachers also have different needs at each moment professional. In summary concluded: the early stage to teaching, they seek activities to improve pedagogical practice; stabilization phase: to solve problems in the educational context and to disseminate the academic content between teachers; diversification phase: to provide a basis to work new content and to make constant updates according to educational innovations; serenity/exit: they feel the need to attend training activities in different spaces of the school.

Keywords : Teacher education; Professional development cycles; Physical education in the school.

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