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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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Ward, Phillip; Tsuda, Emi; Dervent, Fatih; Devirlmez, Erhan – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
Purpose: Little is known about how teachers acquire specialized content knowledge (SCK). We examine the hypothesis that SCK is not acquired from K-12 physical education and from extracurricular activities characterized by playing; instead, SCK must be explicitly taught to teachers. Method: Students were enrolled in either basic physical activity…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Elementary Secondary Education, Physical Education, Teacher Education Programs
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Baek, Jun-Hyung; Jones, Emily; Bulger, Sean; Taliaferro, Andrea – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine in-service physical education teachers' perceptions of and perceived value of technology-related learning across three formal training experiences (pre-service education, in-service continuing professional development, and graduate education). Methods: Twelve teachers enrolled in a graduate-level…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Observation, Semi Structured Interviews, Teacher Attitudes
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Fletcher, Tim; Lodewyk, Ken; Glover, Katie; Albione, Sandra – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
Purpose: To examine the experiences of a cohort of health and physical education teachers and consultants who were learning to become instructional coaches. Methods: Three surveys and three focus groups were administered to 14 participants over 9 months to consider their experiences of learning to become instructional coaches. Concepts from…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Health Education, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Gu, Xiangli; Thomas, Katherine Thomas; Chen, Yu-Lin – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2017
Purpose: Guided by Stodden et al.'s (2008) conceptual model, the purpose of this study was to examine the associations among perceived competence, actual motor competence (MC), physical activity (PA), and cardiorespiratory fitness in elementary children. The group differences were also investigated as a function of MC levels. Methods: A…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Psychomotor Skills, Competency Based Education
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Liu, Jiling; Xiang, Ping; Lee, Jihye; Li, Weidong – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2017
The goal of physical education is to instill physical literacy within students. As an important motivation framework, achievement goal theory has been widely used to understand and explain students' cognitive, affective, and behavioral outcomes. In this paper, we reviewed studies examining achievement goals and outcomes in K-12 physical education…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Student Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Models
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Li, Weidong; Xiang, Ping; Gao, Zan; Shen, Bo; Yin, Zhihua; Kong, Qingtao – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2016
Purpose: This study examined the impact of published national physical activity (PA) and health guidelines, documents, and initiatives on the evolution of research on teaching K-12 physical education (PE) in U.S.A. from 1996 to October 2013. Methods: A total of 262 peer-reviewed, data-based journal articles meeting our inclusion and exclusion…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Guides
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Kim, Insook; Lee, Yun Soo; Ward, Phillip; Li, Weidong – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2015
Despite increasing policy emphasis on improving teacher quality, little is known about how teachers acquire their movement content knowledge in physical education teacher education (PETE). To address this question we examined: (a) movement content courses designed to teach K-12 physical education content in the PETE curriculum, (b) the purpose of…
Descriptors: Movement Education, Teacher Education, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Physical Education Teachers
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Daum, David N.; Woods, Amelia M. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2015
K-12 online physical education (OLPE) is as an educational opportunity in at least 30 states in the US (NASPE, 2006; 2010; 2012). The purpose of this study was to examine physical education teacher educators' perceptions toward and understanding of K-12 OLPE. Bandura's Social Cognitive Theory (1986) served as the theoretical framework for this…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Educators, Teacher Attitudes
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Kelder, Steven H.; Karp, Grace Goc; Scruggs, Philip W.; Brown, Helen – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2014
Is there anything more important than the health, well-being and education of a nation's children? This paper takes the position that school is the most important place to educate children about health and to develop lifelong health promoting skills. We believe that health promotion programs and activities are integral to the school's…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Health Promotion, Health Programs, Comprehensive School Health Education
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Jones, Emily M.; Taliaferro, Andrea R.; Elliott, Eloise M.; Bulger, Sean M.; Kristjansson, Alfgeir L.; Neal, William; Allar, Ishont̩ РJournal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2014
Increasing rates of childhood obesity has prompted calls for comprehensive approaches to school-based physical activity (PA). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of comprehensive school physical activity program (CSPAP) development and related contextual issues within a rural Appalachian county using a Systems Approach. A…
Descriptors: Feasibility Studies, Comprehensive School Health Education, Physical Activity Level, Physical Activities
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Timken, Gay L.; McNamee, Jeff – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2012
The purpose of this study was to gauge preservice physical education teachers' perspectives during one physical activity pedagogy course, teaching outdoor and adventure education. Teacher belief, occupational socialization and experiential learning theories overlaid this work. Over three years 57 students (37 males; 20 females) participated in the…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Preservice Teacher Education, Learning Theories, Preservice Teachers
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Li, Weidong; Rukavina, Paul Bernard; Wright, Paul – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2012
The purpose of this study was to examine coping against weight-related teasing among adolescents perceived to be overweight or obese in urban physical education. Forty-seven students perceived to be overweight or obese from a large urban school district were interviewed. Trustworthiness of data analysis was established by using a member-checking…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Physical Education, Obesity, Focus Groups
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Kulinna, Pamela Hodges; Brusseau, Timothy A.; Cothran, Donetta; Tudor-Locke, Catrine – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2012
This study guided by a health ecology conceptual framework evaluated four "bottom-up" Physical Activity (PA) interventions with school personnel planning for their own health ecology with state level support for one year. Students (N = 616) were from four schools in the Southwestern USA in the 3rd-8th grade. Participants had various…
Descriptors: Test Results, Intervention, Physical Activities, Student Attitudes
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