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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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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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Kwon, Ja Youn; Kulinna, Pamela H.; van der Mars, Hans; Amrein-Beardsley, Audrey; Koro-Ljungberg, Mirka – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Purpose: Given the emphasis on the important role of physical education within Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs (CSPAPs), the purpose of this study was to investigate the extent to which Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) prepares teacher candidates for CSPAP roles. Methods: A total of 144 PETE program completed the online…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs
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Tsuda, Emi; Ward, Phillip; Li, Yilin; Higginson, Kelsey; Cho, Kyuil; He, Yaohui; Su, Jianzhen – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Purpose: Common and specialized content knowledge (CCK and SCK) and performance are requirements in the Society of Health and Physical Educators America initial physical education teacher education (PETE) standards, yet relationships among these requirements are unclear. The authors examined relationships among CCK, SCK, and performance. Method: A…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Majors (Students), Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Specialization
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Jacobs, Jenn M.; Richards, K. Andrew R.; Wahl-Alexander, Zach; Ressler, James D. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Physical education teacher education programs are tasked with preparing students for a teaching career in a field that possesses inherent challenges. Purpose: The current study, designed as a descriptive case study, examined how an outdoor education field experience can facilitate important learning for preservice teachers about navigating…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Outdoor Education, Field Experience Programs, Preservice Teachers
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DiMatteo, Julie; Radnitz, Cynthia; Loeb, Katharine L.; Ni, Jingwen – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine if automatic enrollment in exercise-promoting courses on a college campus, with a choice to opt out, would increase enrollment. Method: In a simulated course selection paradigm, 317 college students were randomly assigned to one of three conditions: optimal default (automatic enrollment in an…
Descriptors: Physical Education, College Students, Course Selection (Students), Exercise
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Lynch, Shrehan; Curtner-Smith, Matthew D. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to determine the influence of one sociocultural foundations class taught by Florence, a teacher educator, on the perspectives and practices of two physical education preservice teachers (PTs), Michael and Bob. Within a narrative inquiry approach, data sources were nonparticipant observation, intraviews, conversations,…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Dervent, Fatih; Ward, Phillip; Devrilmez, Erhan; Tsuda, Emi – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
Purpose: Instructional tasks are a form of content knowledge that can be defined as specialized content knowledge (SCK). We examined the changes in the use of instructional tasks and SCK index scores of preservice teachers from methods to final practicum. Method: Five preservice teachers were observed through the methods practicum where they…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Richards, K. Andrew R.; Gaudreault, Karen Lux; Simonton, Kelly L.; Simonton, Angela – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
Researchers have begun using occupational socialization theory to understand the experiences of physical education teacher education doctoral students and faculty members. Comparatively little work has been done with graduate students pursuing research-focused masters' degrees. These programs can serve as pipelines into PhD programs and have…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Student Attitudes
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