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Kwon, Ja Youn; Kulinna, Pamela H.; van der Mars, Hans; Amrein-Beardsley, Audrey; Koro-Ljungberg, Mirka – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Purpose: Given the emphasis on the important role of physical education within Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs (CSPAPs), the purpose of this study was to investigate the extent to which Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) prepares teacher candidates for CSPAP roles. Methods: A total of 144 PETE program completed the online…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs
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Hodges, Michael G.; Kulinna, Pamela Hodges; van der Mars, Hans; Lee, Chong – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to determine students' health-related fitness knowledge (HRFK) and physical activity levels after the implementation of a series of fitness lessons segments called Knowledge in Action (KIA). KIA aims to teach health-related fitness knowledge (HRFK) during short episodes of the physical education lesson. Teacher…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Physical Fitness, Physical Education, Intervention
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Ward, Phillip; Graber, Kim C.; van der Mars, Hans – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2015
Peer review is an important mechanism for advancing knowledge in a manner deemed as acceptable by the research community. It can also serve the function of providing guidance to an author(s) to improve the likelihood that manuscripts will be accepted in peer reviewed journals. There is, however, little assistance for new or existing reviewers of…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Peer Evaluation, Writing for Publication, Periodicals
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McMullen, Jaimie; van der Mars, Hans; Jahn, Julie A. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2014
The purpose of this study is to describe the experiences of physical education teacher education (PETE) majors enrolled in an internship course that provided them with authentic experiences promoting and facilitating a before-school physical activity (PA) program and to examine the associated implications for PETE programs within the Comprehensive…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Kloeppel, Tiffany; Kulinna, Pamela Hodges; Stylianou, Michalis; van der Mars, Hans – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2013
This study addressed teachers' fidelity to one Physical Education curricular model. The theoretical framework guiding this study included professional development and fidelity to curricular models. In this study, teachers' fidelity to the Dynamic Physical Education (DPE) curricular model was measured for high and nonsupport district groups.…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, School Districts
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Hastie, Peter A.; van der Mars, Hans; Layne, Todd; Wadsworth, Danielle – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2012
This study examined the effectiveness of three conditions in which 48 fourth-grade students were prompted to be physically active out of school. Using an alternating treatments design (Cooper, Heron, & Heward, 2007) the three intervention conditions included: (a) Baseline: No prompting of students, (b) Teacher Prompts: Verbal prompt to…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Play, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level
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van der Mars, Hans – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2011
This theme issue of "Journal of Teaching in Physical Education" constitutes the first concentrated effort to reflect on critical dimensions and issues related to the quality of doctoral programs in Sport Pedagogy/Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) in the United States (hereafter referred to as D-PETE programs). For a number of years now,…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Teacher Education, Doctoral Programs, Teacher Supply and Demand
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van der Mars, Hans; Rowe, Paul J.; Schuldheisz, Joel M.; Fox, Susan – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2004
This study was conducted to validate the System for Observing Fitness Instruction Time (SOFIT) for measuring physical activity levels of high-school students. Thirty-five students (21 girls and 14 boys from grades 9-12) completed a standardized protocol including lying, sitting, standing, walking, running, curl-ups, and push-ups. Heart rates and…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Measures (Individuals), High School Students, Exercise Physiology
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Schuldheisz, Joel M.; van der Mars, Hans – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2001
Examined the effects of active supervision versus passive supervision on the moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) levels of middle school students during fitness instruction. Mean MVPA levels were 49.7 percent during passive supervision and 68 percent during active supervision. This highlights the importance of active supervision within…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Feedback, Middle School Students, Middle Schools
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van der Mars, Hans – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 1989
Results are reported from a study which found that specific verbal praise was effective in reducing off-task behavior of second grade students (N=3) in physical education. (IAH)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Grade 2, Intervention, Physical Education
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van der Mars, Hans – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 1988
Audio-cueing (prompting) is an effective intervention strategy to improve selected teaching behaviors (positive behavior feedback; positive specific skill feedback). The subject of the study was an experienced male elementary (K-8) physical education specialist. Post-checks revealed positive skill feedback improvement was sustained after 6 months,…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Data Collection, Elementary Education, Feedback