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Metzler, Michael – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2009
A debate over the quality of teacher education programs has been ongoing for nearly 100 years. The most current round in this debate started with "A Nation at Risk" (National Commission on Excellence in Education, 1983) and has escalated in recent years to involve an increasing number of participant-constituents, each of whom has voiced…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Physical Education, Excellence in Education, Rhetoric
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Karp, Grace Goc; Woods, Marianne L. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2008
Examining how preservice teachers (PTs) perceive and implement assessment may provide clues as to how we can refocus the way future teachers use assessment. A conceptual framework addressing PT beliefs and how they change was applied in this study to examine PTs' (N = 17) beliefs and understanding of the role of assessment and evaluation on…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Physical Education, Student Evaluation, Performance Based Assessment
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Ward, Phillip; O'Sullivan, Mary – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2006
The conditions that students, parents, teachers, and administrators experienced are a product of economic, political, and social influences that impact the day-to-day operation of urban schools. One cannot understand the context of urban schools in the United States without considering the economic, political, and social influences that have made…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Context Effect, Public Schools, Social Influences
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Patton, Kevin; Griffin, Linda L.; Sheehy, Deborah; Henninger, Mary L.; Arnold, Ruth; Pagnano, Karen; Gallo, Anne Marie; Dodds, Patt; James, Alisa – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2005
The authors examine the various communities of practice that were formed throughout a teacher development project that included a formal mentoring component. The authors describe a theoretical approach to understanding learning in communities of practice and present an approach for analyzing professional learning resulting from social interactions…
Descriptors: Mentors, Program Descriptions, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Education
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Cone, Stephen L. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2004
It has been nearly a decade since the 1996 Surgeon General?s Report (SGR) on "Physical Activity and Health" (United States Department of Health and Human Services [USDHHS], 1996). It is time that people stop and reflect on this historic report and begin the assessment process--are people paying now or will they continue to pay later?…
Descriptors: Government Publications, Physical Activities, Physical Health, Physical Education