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Brian, Ali; Meester, An De; Klavina, Aija; Irwin, J. Megan; Taunton, Sally; Pennell, Adam; Lieberman, Lauren J. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Physical literacy refers to the confidence, competence, motivation, knowledge, and understanding to value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activities throughout the lifespan. Little is known regarding the physical literacy of children/adolescents with visual impairments (VIs). Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Children, Adolescents
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Webster, Collin Andrew; Suzuki, Naoki – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2014
The uptake of policies and recommendations to promote physical activity (PA) in American schools has been slow. It can be useful to investigate international contexts where school-based PA promotion has had more success and consider whether facilitative factors have transferability to American schools. This study employed a social ecological…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Activity Level, Health Promotion, Grounded Theory
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Patton, Kevin; Parker, Melissa; Pratt, Erica – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine the pedagogy of facilitation within physical education professional development (PD). Specific research questions were: 1) What were the self-identified pedagogical strategies employed by facilitators in PD?, and 2) From the perspective of the participants, what strategies contributed to their growth as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Physical Education, Facilitators (Individuals)
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Alstot, Andrew E. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2012
Token economies have a long research and applied history within clinical settings and classroom education (Kazdin, 1982). However, despite reported successes in improving physical activity behaviors (Alstot, 2012), research examining token reinforcement implemented specifically in physical education is virtually nonexistent. Therefore, the purpose…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Token Economy, Elementary School Students
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Daum, David Newman; Buschner, Craig – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2012
Online learning is changing the educational landscape despite the limited empirical research and conflicting results about its effectiveness to produce student learning. The purpose of this study was to describe the status of online physical education (OLPE) in the United States. Surveys were sent to forty-five high school online physical…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Distance Education
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Meaney, Karen; Hart, Melanie A.; Griffin, L. Kent – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2011
Social-Cognitive Theory (Bandura, 1986, 1999) served as the framework to explore overweight children's perceptions of different physical activity settings. Participants were children (n = 67) enrolled in an after-school and summer program for overweight African-American and Hispanic-American children from low-income families. To gain insight into…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Obesity, Physical Activities, Summer Programs
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Garn, Alex; McCaughtry, Nate; Shen, Bo; Martin, Jeffrey J.; Fahlman, Mariane M. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2011
This study investigated the relationships among four distinct types of social goals, effort, and disruptive behavior in urban physical education. Social responsibility, affiliation, recognition, status goals, along with effort and disruptive behavior in physical education were reported by high school physical education students (N = 314) from…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Physical Education, Social Status, Structural Equation Models
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Bocarro, Jason; Kanters, Michael A.; Casper, Jonathan; Forrester, Scott – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2008
The purpose of this article is to examine the role of school-based extracurricular initiatives in facilitating immediate and long-term positive impact on physical activity, healthy behavior, and obesity in children. A critique of the role of various sports-related initiatives that have been developed to address the obesity epidemic currently…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Obesity, Intramural Athletics, Physical Activities
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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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McCullick, Bryan; Metzler, Mike; Cicek, Seref; Jackson, Josephine; Vickers, Brad – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2008
An ever-increasing focus on accountability in teacher education has augmented the importance of physical education teacher education (PETE) programs to develop procedures for assessing their candidates and completers--the student teachers (STs). Finding out what students think, know, and feel about STs' teaching ability is yet another valuable…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Physical Education, National Standards, Program Effectiveness
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Ayers, Suzan F.; Housner, Lynn D. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2008
The current study describes the nature of physical education teacher education (PETE) programs in the United States. Of the 200 institutions of higher education invited to participate, 116 PETE programs completed a comprehensive questionnaire regarding their undergraduate programs (58% response rate). Respondents reported employing an average of…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Faculty
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Martin, Jeffrey J.; McCaughtry, Nate; Kulinna, Pamela; Cothran, Donetta; Faust, Roberta – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2008
The purpose of our study was to examine the impact of mentoring-based professional development on physical education teachers' efficacy. Experienced mentor teachers were paired (n = 15) with inexperienced protege teachers (n = 15) at the beginning of a yearlong intervention study. It was hypothesized that teachers would increase their efficacy to…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Mentors, Self Efficacy, Computer Attitudes
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Bechtel, Pamela A.; O'Sullivan, Mary – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2007
The purpose of this study was to explore enhancers and inhibitors that impacted 4 secondary physical education teachers to make changes in their programs. An interpretivist approach was used to understand the physical educators' change process. Data were collected from document analyses, participant information sheets, interviews, discussion…
Descriptors: Discussion Groups, Educational Change, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers
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Bryan, Charity L.; Solmon, Melinda A. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2007
Recently, the lack of physical activity and increasing rates of childhood obesity have received a great deal of attention in the United States. One way to combat inactivity in children is to utilize physical education programs as a means to promote active lifestyles. There is not, however, a consensus concerning how physical education programs can…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Obesity, Physical Education, Physical Activities
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Motl, Robert W. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2007
The study of physical activity behavior in youth generally lacks a sufficient theoretical foundation for examining variables that influence that behavior. This is a major limitation because theory guides the search for determinants of behavior and the subsequent interplay between research findings and application. Theory offers a systematically…
Descriptors: Models, Physical Activities, Obesity, Depression (Psychology)
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