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Ayers, Suzan F.; Woods, Ameial Mays – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Background/Purpose: This aspect of this study examined physical education teacher education (PETE) program coordinators' perspectives on their role in student recruitment, including common recruitment strategies and their effectiveness, perceived barriers to engaging in program recruitment, and commonly used marketing strategies. Method: Data were…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Educators, Teacher Attitudes
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Templin, Thomas J.; Graber, Kim C.; Richards, K. Andrew R. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Physical education teacher education is at a "tipping point" in history, where the survivability of the profession in many institutions of higher education may be in question. This monograph reflects an initial attempt to understand recruitment and retention in physical education teacher education programs from the perspective of program…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Student Recruitment, Academic Persistence
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Kern, Ben D.; Ayers, Suzan F.; Killian, Chad M.; Woods, Amelia Mays – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Background/Purpose: Student retention in physical education teacher education (PETE) programs is critical to promoting high-quality physical education in schools. This aspect of the current study was to investigate PETE program coordinators' perceptions of their role in the process of retaining students within their programs. Method: Thirty-six…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Teacher Education Programs, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers
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Richards, K. Andrew R.; Graber, Kim C. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Background/Purpose: Teacher educators must help students overcome faulty beliefs they developed through acculturation while also retaining highly qualified candidates through to graduation. This aspect of this study sought to understand physical education teacher education program coordinators' perspectives about their role in the process of…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Teacher Role, Teacher Attitudes, Academic Persistence
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Richards, K. Andrew R.; Killian, Chad M.; Graber, Kim C.; Kern, Ben D. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
The preceding chapters of this monograph have served to situate the study of physical education teacher education recruitment and retention within relevant literature and theory. This chapter outlines the sequential explanatory design methods, whereby participants in an online survey were selected using stratified random sampling to participate in…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Student Recruitment, Academic Persistence
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Ward, Philip – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Recruiting, teacher preparation, and acquiring teaching jobs can be viewed as a pipeline. The function of the pipeline is to provide competent and qualified physical education teachers to teach in our nation's schools. On the exit end of the pipeline, jobs for physical education teachers are plentiful. At the entry level to the pipeline, the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Student Recruitment, Physical Education Teachers, Employment
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Richards, K. Andrew R.; Templin, Thomas J. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Chapter 2 (see EJ1202568) overviewed the teacher pipeline and documented some of the challenges faced by the physical education profession in relation to teacher education recruitment and retention. Given declining program enrollments and the elimination of some once-prominent programs, a theory of action is recommended for understanding how the…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Student Recruitment, Academic Persistence
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Woods, Amelia Mays; Ayers, Suzan F. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
There are several factors that contribute to the shrinking supply of teachers. Fewer individuals are pursuing teaching as a career; in the United States, for example, teacher education enrollments plunged 35% between 2009 and 2014 (Berry & Shields, 2017). In direct relation to the decrease in students entering preservice teaching, fewer…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Supply and Demand, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs
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Kern, Ben D.; Richards, K. Andrew R.; Ayers, Suzan F.; Killan, Chad M. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Background/Purpose: Physical education teacher education (PETE) programs have experienced enrollment decline, leading some PETE faculty to consider increasing efforts to recruit new students to their programs. This aspect of the current study sought to investigate PETE program coordinators' perceptions of possible causes for decreased PETE…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Enrollment Trends, Student Recruitment
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Mandigo, James; Lodewyk, Ken; Tredway, Jay – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of an 8-week after-school intramural program that adopted a Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) approach to facilitate the development of elementary-school-aged children physical literacy. Methods: Using Physical and Health Education Canada's Passport for Life tool, 22…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Physical Education, Physical Activities, Literacy
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Edwards, Lori C.; Bryant, Anna S.; Morgan, Kevin; Cooper, Stephen-Mark; Jones, Anwen M. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
ntroduction: Despite increases in research and implementation, physical literacy continues to be largely misinterpreted by practitioners. The purpose of this study was to devise, implement, and evaluate a professional development program that works in a primary school environment to enhance their knowledge and operationalization of physical…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Faculty Development, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Physical Activities
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Cairney, John; Clark, Heather; Dudley, Dean; Kriellaars, Dean – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Purpose: Physical literacy (PL) has been proposed as a key construct for understanding participation in physical activity. However, the lack of an agreed-upon definition and measure has hindered research on the topic. The current study proposed and analyzed the construct validity of a PL model comprised of motor competence, perceived competence,…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Literacy, Physical Education, Children
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Cairney, John; Kiez, Tia; Roetert, E. Paul; Kriellaars, Dean – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
While it is commonly thought that physical literacy is an early 21st-century construct and is often credited to Margaret Whitehead, in fact, the term physical literacy can be traced back to the late 1800s. In this narrative, the authors review descriptions of physical literacy that appeared in the late 19th and early to mid-20th century literature…
Descriptors: Individual Development, History, Life Style, Physical Fitness
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Keegan, Richard J.; Barnett, Lisa M.; Dudley, Dean A.; Telford, Richard D.; Lubans, David R.; Bryant, Anna S.; Roberts, William M.; Morgan, Philip J.; Schranz, Natasha K.; Weissensteiner, Juanita R.; Vella, Stewart A.; Salmon, Jo; Ziviani, Jenny; Okely, Anthony D.; Wainwright, Nalda; Evans, John R. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Purpose: The development of a physical literacy definition and standards framework suitable for implementation in Australia. Method: Modified Delphi methodology. Results: Consensus was established on four defining statements: Core--Physical literacy is lifelong holistic learning acquired and applied in movement and physical activity contexts;…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Definitions, Holistic Approach, Lifelong Learning
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Kriellaars, Dean J.; Cairney, John; Bortoleto, Marco A. C.; Kiez, Tia K. M.; Dudley, Dean; Aubertin, Patrice – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Objective: To examine the impact of circus arts instruction in physical education (PE) on the physical literacy of children in Grades 4 and 5. Methods: A clustered, quasi-experimental design was used comparing children in schools with circus arts instruction in physical education (n = 101) with children in socioeconomic status-matched schools…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Grade 5
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