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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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Shortt, Chelsee A.; Webster, Collin A.; Keegan, Richard J.; Egan, Cate A.; Brian, Ali S. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Purpose: To operationally conceptualize physical literacy (PL) for application in the United States, using a modified Delphi approach, with PL academics. Methods: A sequential, mixed methods, modified Delphi research design was employed, consisting of three phases: (a) literature analysis, (b) Delphi Survey I (22 participants), and (c) Delphi…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Literacy, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Gu, Xiangli; Chen, Senlin; Zhang, Xiaoxia – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Purpose: Developing physically literate individuals is a major goal of school physical education. To date, no research in the United States has examined physical literacy by simultaneously measuring multiple dimensions among young children. The purpose of this study was to examine students' current status of physical literacy in third grade.…
Descriptors: Young Children, Physical Activities, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers
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Kern, Ben D.; Graber, Kim C.; Woods, Amelia Mays; Templin, Tom – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Physical education teachers have been criticized for not implementing progressive or innovative instruction resulting in enhanced student knowledge and skills for lifetime participation in physical activity. Purpose: To investigate how teachers with varying dispositions toward change perceive socializing agents and teaching context as barriers to…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Educational Change, Physical Activities, Teacher Attitudes
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Lee, Ye Hoon; Kwon, Hyungil Harry; Richards, K. Andrew R. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Purpose: Previous literature has demonstrated the contribution of emotional intelligence to various socioemotional processes including well-being, job performance, and leadership effectiveness. Thus, the purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships among emotional intelligence, unpleasant emotions, emotional exhaustion, and job…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Emotional Response, Fatigue (Biology), Job Satisfaction
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Lodewyk, Ken R. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Purpose: Personality traits such as honesty-humility, emotionality, extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, and openness to experience (HEXACO) have been linked to numerous adaptive outcomes in academic, sport, and physical activity settings; yet little if any such research has been conducted with physical education (PE) students. The aim…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Physical Education, High School Students, Grade 9
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Wenner, Julianne A.; Tucker, Kimberly M. B.; Calvert, Hannah G.; Johnson, Tyler G.; Turner, Lindsey – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Purpose: This research investigated how social capital relates to physical education (PE) teachers' abilities to facilitate physical activity (PA) outside of PE class in their schools. Methods: Twenty-seven elementary PE teachers were interviewed. Data were analyzed using a multistep qualitative coding process ending in a cross-case analysis.…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Physical Education Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Instructional Leadership
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