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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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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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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