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Ward, Phillip; He, Yaohui; Wang, Xiaozan; Li, Weidong – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
Purpose: Accurately measuring the content knowledge of teachers is critical to designing professional development to support their teaching. We examined the depth of specialized content knowledge (SCK), defined in terms of instructional tasks reported by teachers and factors that could affect their SCK. Method: Content maps were used to evaluate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Physical Education Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Wang, Jian; Shen, Bo; Luo, Xiaobin; Hu, Qingshan; Garn, Alex C. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
Purpose: Using Butler's teacher achievement goal orientation as a conceptual framework, we developed this study to validate a teachers' achievement goal instrument for teaching physical education. Methods: A sample of 322 Chinese physical education teachers participated in this study and completed measures of achievement goal orientations and job…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Factor Analysis, Predictive Validity, Mastery Learning
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He, Yaohui; Ward, Phillip; Wang, Xiaozan – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
Purpose: Teacher knowledge of rules, techniques, and tactics is called common content knowledge. Such knowledge is essential for effective teaching of physical education. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the validity and reliability of a test of soccer common content knowledge. Method: Rasch modeling was used to evaluate the validity and…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Standards, Teacher Effectiveness
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Jiahong, Wang; Xiang, Ping; Dazhi, Zhang; Liu, Weidong; Gao, Xiaofeng – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2017
Physical education (PE) undergraduate programs in higher education in China have evolved over the last 100 years. As a result, a comprehensive system of physical education undergraduate majors in higher education has been established in today's colleges/universities in China. The large number of students who have completed a physical education…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Majors (Students), Undergraduate Students, Foreign Countries
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Chen, Han; Sun, Haichun; Dai, Jun; Griffin, Michael – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of the study was to identify gender and body weight differences in Chinese adolescents' perceived expectancy value (EV) motivation in their physical education (PE) class. The study also explored the relationship between EV and adolescents' health-related fitness performances. Method: A group of seventh and eighth graders (N =…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Beliefs, Values, Health Related Fitness
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Li, Fengjuan; Chen, Junjun; Baker, Miles – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2014
While there have been many studies into students' attitudes toward Physical Education at the school level, far fewer studies have been conducted at the university level, especially in China. This study explored 949 students' attitudes toward their university Physical Education experiences in four Chinese universities. An intercorrelated model of…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Student Attitudes, Physical Education Teachers, College Students
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Wang, Lijuan; Ha, Amy Sau-ching; Wen, Xu – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2014
This research primarily aimed to examine the compatibility of teaching perspectives of teachers with the Physical Education (PE) curriculum in China. The Teaching Perspective Inventory (Pratt, 1998) was used to collect data from 272 PE teachers. Descriptive statistics, MANOVAs, and correlational procedures were used for quantitative data analysis.…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Correlation
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Chen, Ang; Liu, Xinlan – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2009
The expectancy-value motivation theory postulates that motivation can be achieved when perceived values in an activity override perceived cost of the activity derived from the effort of achieving. This study was designed to examine types of perceived cost in physical education and the extent to which the cost might affect motivation. Data about…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Foreign Countries, College Students