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Marinsek, Miha; Kovac, Marjeta – European Physical Education Review, 2019
This cross-sectional study was designed to identify Slovenian early childhood educators' beliefs concerning the importance of the competencies required to carry out physical education (PE), to identify which of those competencies early childhood educators might lack and to identify which competencies should be developed in the process of…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Early Childhood Teachers, Physical Education, Teacher Competencies
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Sato, Takahiro; Ellison, Douglas W.; Eckert, Kevin – European Physical Education Review, 2019
The purpose of this study was to describe how African American pre-service physical education teachers engage themselves in learning aquatic content. This study used a case study design in andragogy theory. Seven participants (four males and three females) had very little experience and/or swimming ability prior to enrolling in the basic aquatic…
Descriptors: African American Students, Preservice Teachers, Physical Education Teachers, Aquatic Sports
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Miller, Andrew; Eather, Narelle; Gray, Shirley; Sproule, John; Williams, Cheryl; Gore, Jennifer; Lubans, David – European Physical Education Review, 2017
The primary objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of a continuing professional development (CPD) intervention in producing changes in physical education (PE) teaching practice and PE teaching quality by generalist primary school teachers when the CPD addressed the use of a game-centred approach. A cluster randomized controlled trial…
Descriptors: Professional Continuing Education, Teacher Competencies, Elementary School Teachers, Faculty Development
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Sinelnikov, Oleg A. – European Physical Education Review, 2009
The purpose of this study was to provide a description of an on-site professional development program for Russian teachers as they learned to teach Sport Education. A concurrent objective was to investigate the effectiveness of this professional development opportunity. Participants were two physical education teachers (one with 27 and one with 3…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Cooperative Learning, Interviews
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Liston, Katie – European Physical Education Review, 2008
Two papers in the "European Physical Education Review" by Colwell (1999) and Mansfield (this issue) have argued respectively against, and in favour of, a potential synthesis between feminism and figurational sociology as a vehicle for making more adequate sense of physical education and sport. This paper offers both selective summaries and…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Reflection, Debate, Ideology
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Mansfield, Louise – European Physical Education Review, 2008
This paper reconsiders the relationships between feminist perspectives and the figurational/process-sociological perspective of Norbert Elias for understanding gender, sport and sport-related activities. The main aim of the article is to respond to Colwell's claim that there are differences between feminist and figurational approaches to…
Descriptors: Feminism, Sociology, Females, Sport Psychology
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Armour, Kathleen M.; Yelling, Martin – European Physical Education Review, 2004
This article analyses the career-long continuing professional development (CPD) of 85 experienced physical education (PE) teachers in England. Data were collected using semi-structured interviews (20 teachers) and open-ended profile questionnaires (a further 65 teachers) to find out what forms of professional development these teachers had…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Interviews, Physical Education Teachers