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McKenzie, Thomas L.; Sallis, James F.; Rosengard, Paul; Ballard, Kymm – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2016
SPARK [Sports, Play, and Active Recreation for Kids], in its current form, is a brand that represents a collection of exemplary, research-based, physical education and physical activity programs that emphasize a highly active curriculum, on-site staff development, and follow-up support. Given its complexity (e.g., multiple school levels, inclusion…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Public Health, Models, Educational Research
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Cardon, Greet Maria; Haerens, Leen Liesbeth; Verstraete, Stefanie; de Bourdeaudhuij, Ilse – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2009
The present study aimed to investigate how classroom-based self-management lessons to promote physical activity were perceived by students, teachers, and parents. The self-management lessons were implemented by an external physical education specialist in 20 class groups at eight elementary schools. Program perceptions were evaluated in 412…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Self Management
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Chow, Bik C.; McKenzie, Thomas L.; Louie, Lobo – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2008
Physical activity (PA) during physical education is important for health purposes and for developing physical fitness and movement skills. To examine PA levels and how PA was influenced by environmental and instructor-related characteristics, we assessed children's activity during 368 lessons taught by 105 physical education specialists in 42…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Teacher Behavior, Physical Activities, Physical Fitness
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Verstraete, Stefanie; Cardon, Greet; De Clercq, Dirk; De Bourdeaudhuij, Ilse – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2007
The study aim was to evaluate the effectiveness of a 2-year health-related physical education intervention in a pretest-posttest design. Sixteen elementary schools (764 pupils, mean age: 11.2 plus or minus 0.7) participated in the study. Schools were randomly assigned to the intervention condition (n = 8) and the control condition (n = 8). Making…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Intervention, Physical Education, Physical Activities
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Erwin, Heather E.; Woods, Amelia Mays; Woods, Martha K.; Castelli, Darla M. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2007
The purpose of this study was to examine levels of physical activity engagement, motor competence, and physical fitness as related to child access to physical activity facilities in the home and school environments. The present investigation attempts to further efforts to examine the relationship between physical activity levels and access.…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Summer Programs, Physical Fitness, Physical Activities