Social conceptions of physical education and sport professions: stratification approach

Teoriya i praktika fizicheskoy kultury №7 2019

PhD, Associate Professor E.Y. Mikhaylova1
Dr.Hab., Associate Professor N.G. Zakrevskaya1
Dr.Hab., Associate Professor E.V. Utisheva1
E.Yu. Komeva1
1Lesgaft National State University of Physical Education, Sport and Health, St. Petersburg

Professional community shows a growing interest in analyses of the modern social conceptions of the physical education and sport training, professional physical education and sport specialist statuses and new opportunities offered by the multilevel vocational education model. Subject to analysis in the study were the issues of physical education and sport specialties apprehension by the modern Russian society analyzed by a few practical methods, with the stratification approach given a special priority as the most accurate in the authors’ opinion. It was found that the society is highly sensitive to the issues of vocational identification and educational motivations of the sector graduates with a special attention the educational service factors and provisions facilitating the post-graduate professional progress.
It was further found that the modern formal and informal professional requirements to the highly-skilled physical education and sport specialist give a high priority to the following qualities and competences: (1) Vocational identification that shall shape up the vocational world outlook and commitment in students for success. The vocational world outlook and commitment shall be build up since the first days of the physical education and sport training to secure a high professional mobility and competitiveness with the ability to effectively plan the own professional path and progress with a high vocational versatility in terms of the knowledge, skills and the service efficiency; and (2) Fundamental professional physical education and sport competences, with due understanding that only a fundamental education with the efficient theoretical thinking culture and style forms a foundation for professional progress.

Keywords: professional stratification and mobility, professional education, physical education and sport sector, specialty, advanced education service, graduates, physical education and sport sector specialists.


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