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Research in Dance and Physical Education - Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 1-12
ISSN: 2586-1034 (Online)
Print publication date 30 Jun 2017
Received 20 Apr 2017 Revised 24 May 2017 Accepted 05 Jun 2017

Community-based Physical and Health Education Teacher Education (PHETE): A Way of Diversifying Career Paths for Future Professionals
Kyoung June Yi* ; Weon-Il Lee
Memorial University, Canada
Yongin University, Korea

Correspondence to : *Memorial University, Canada,


Unemployment and its consequences in one’s quality of life is a major concern worldwide. Estimated 35% of economically active population group in Korea identify themselves as job seekers and perceive that their current employment status is insecure. Graduates from post-secondary education with the physical education major and/or other related degrees (e.g., kinesiology, sport/leisure/recreation studies) also experience the difficulty in securing their professional careers. However, little is known about the effective ways of preparing pre-service professionals within the contexts of physical and health education teacher education (PHETE) post-secondary education programs. This viewpoint article aimed at discussing the ways in which holistic and interdisciplinary approaches in PHETE contribute to diversifying career paths for pre-service professionals. Furthermore, this article highlighted how community-based experiential pedagogy (e.g., community service-learning and co-operative education) in PHETE could be a vehicle for expanding career options and enhancing the level of professional preparation among the pre-service professionals.

Keywords: PHETE, professional preparation, physical and health literacy, community-based experiential pedagogy


The authors would like to express sincere thanks to Matthew J. Patey who reviewed the manuscript and offered critical comments.

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