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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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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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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