Managing classroom entry: an ecological analysis of ritual interaction and negotiation in the changing room

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/223785
Title:
Managing classroom entry: an ecological analysis of ritual interaction and negotiation in the changing room
Authors:
O'Donovan, Toni M.; Kirk, David ( 0000-0001-9884-9106 )
Abstract:
The first interactions between teachers and pupils in physical education often take place in the changing rooms, and, as such, the changing rooms are a useful place to begin an exploration of the processes and practices of negotiation in physical education. Pupils are generally required to change their clothing for physical education lessons, an activity consistently identified as negatively experienced by many young people, and particularly girls (Kay, 1995; Flintoff & Scraton, 2001); hence the changing rooms are an important location to consider in determining young people’s engagement with physical education. Throughout this paper, I foreground the naturally occurring interaction between teachers and pupils in the changing rooms of one suburban UK secondary school. This is supplemented by interviews with three teachers and pupils in year 7 (aged 11 12 years) throughout the Spring term. The paper examines how the young people attempted to modify participation requirements in a way that allowed them to pursue their own agendas, and yet also comply with the school, department and teacher rules. Throughout the paper, a consideration of the way in which the teachers held the pupils accountable for their attendance and dress in physical education is present. The orderliness of interaction sequences highlights the ritual nature of pupil teacher talk in the changing room. The analysis of naturally occurring talk is interspersed with a consideration of how the teachers understood the young people’s changing room behaviour.
Citation:
O'Donovan, T.M. and Kirk, D.(2007)'Managing classroom entry: an ecological analysis of ritual interaction and negotiation in the changing room', 12(4) pp.399-413 Sport, Education and Society
Journal:
Sport, Education and Society
Issue Date:
15-May-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/223785
DOI:
10.1080/13573320701600647
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13573320701600647
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1357-3322; 1470-1243
Appears in Collections:
Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy Group

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dc.contributor.authorO'Donovan, Toni M.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorKirk, Daviden_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-15T11:31:08Z-
dc.date.available2012-05-15T11:31:08Z-
dc.date.issued2012-05-15-
dc.identifier.citationO'Donovan, T.M. and Kirk, D.(2007)'Managing classroom entry: an ecological analysis of ritual interaction and negotiation in the changing room', 12(4) pp.399-413 Sport, Education and Societyen_GB
dc.identifier.issn1357-3322-
dc.identifier.issn1470-1243-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13573320701600647-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/223785-
dc.description.abstractThe first interactions between teachers and pupils in physical education often take place in the changing rooms, and, as such, the changing rooms are a useful place to begin an exploration of the processes and practices of negotiation in physical education. Pupils are generally required to change their clothing for physical education lessons, an activity consistently identified as negatively experienced by many young people, and particularly girls (Kay, 1995; Flintoff & Scraton, 2001); hence the changing rooms are an important location to consider in determining young people’s engagement with physical education. Throughout this paper, I foreground the naturally occurring interaction between teachers and pupils in the changing rooms of one suburban UK secondary school. This is supplemented by interviews with three teachers and pupils in year 7 (aged 11 12 years) throughout the Spring term. The paper examines how the young people attempted to modify participation requirements in a way that allowed them to pursue their own agendas, and yet also comply with the school, department and teacher rules. Throughout the paper, a consideration of the way in which the teachers held the pupils accountable for their attendance and dress in physical education is present. The orderliness of interaction sequences highlights the ritual nature of pupil teacher talk in the changing room. The analysis of naturally occurring talk is interspersed with a consideration of how the teachers understood the young people’s changing room behaviour.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13573320701600647en_GB
dc.subjectphysical educationen_GB
dc.subjectchanging roomsen_GB
dc.titleManaging classroom entry: an ecological analysis of ritual interaction and negotiation in the changing roomen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalSport, Education and Societyen_GB
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