Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Physical Education Teachers and Competing Obesity Discourses: An Examination of Emerging Professional Identities
Örebro Universitet, Örebro.
Örebro universitet,Örebro.
University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Work and Social Pedagogy. (BUV)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2589-0631
Göteborgs universitet, Göteborg.
2021 (English)In: Journal of teaching in physical education, ISSN 0273-5024, E-ISSN 1543-2769, Vol. 40, no 4, p. 642-651Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Aim: To provide insight into how physical education teachers use discursive resources related to obesity to create particular professional identities. Method: Data come from focus group and individual interviews with physical education teachers in Sweden. Discourse theory on teacher identities frame the analysis of the empirical material. Results: Data suggest that teachers in Sweden make use of six distinct but related discursive contributions to produce three professional identities: the caring practitioner, an identity concerned with ensuring all pupils irrespective of size participate in physical education; the activity luminary, an identity that focuses on inspiring pupils toward activity across the lifespan, and; the body rationalist, an identity concerned with challenging unrealistic media discourses and reassuring pupils that they have “normal” bodies. Discussion: The identities appear more inclusive, sensitive, and critical than current physical education literature on obesity suggests, however they also contain elements that are fundamentally unsympathetic to overweight individuals.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2021. Vol. 40, no 4, p. 642-651
Keywords [en]
Bodies, health, overweight, physical activity
National Category
Pedagogical Work
Research subject
Child and Youth studies
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-16296DOI: 10.1123/jtpe.2020-0110ISI: 000695588000015Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85107481863OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-16296DiVA, id: diva2:1528347
Available from: 2021-02-15 Created: 2021-02-15 Last updated: 2022-03-31Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text in DiVA

Other links

Publisher's full textScopus

Authority records

Johansson, Anna

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Johansson, Anna
By organisation
Division of Social Work and Social Pedagogy
In the same journal
Journal of teaching in physical education
Pedagogical Work

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

doi
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
urn-nbn
Total: 166 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf