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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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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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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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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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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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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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Deenihan, Jeremiah T.; MacPhail, Ann – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2017
Research investigating teachers' and preservice teachers' (PSTs) experiences delivering Sport Education (SE) necessitates further attention (Glotova & Hastie, 2014). Research that has been conducted to date has shared varied findings, with some teachers finding it difficult to teach SE in its entirety (Curtner-Smith, Hastie, & Kinchin,…
Descriptors: Socialization, Preservice Teachers, Athletics, Student Experience
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Dillon, Michelle; Tannehill, Deborah; O'Sullivan, Mary – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2017
In addressing the theory-practice divide, this research provides valuable insight into preservice teachers' (PSTs) learning through an experiential learning (EL) framework during teacher education. Utilizing an interpretivist approach, this study aims at providing insight on how PSTs link the manner in which they learned during teacher education…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Experiential Learning, Theory Practice Relationship, Praxis
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Webster, Collin A.; Nesbitt, Danielle; Lee, Heesu; Egan, Cate – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine preservice physical education teachers' (PPET) service learning experiences planning and implementing course assignments aligned with comprehensive school physical activity program (CSPAP) recommendations. Methods: Based on service learning principles, PPETs (N = 18) enrolled in a physical…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Learning Experience, Comprehensive School Health Education, Physical Education
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Ward, Stephen; Pellet, Heidi Henschel; Perez, Mark I. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore preservice teachers' experiences of cognitive disequilibrium (CD) theory during a service-learning project in a study abroad experience. Method: A case study with 8 participants was used. Data sources consisted of: Formal interviews, videos of planning, videos of teaching, videos of reflection…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Physical Education, Study Abroad, Student Experience
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Sato, Takahiro; Hodge, Samuel Russell – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to describe and explain the teaching experiences of African American physical education teacher candidates in secondary physical education programs at urban schools. The research design was explanatory multiple-case study situated in positioning theory (Harré & van Langenhove, 1999). The participants were seven…
Descriptors: African American Students, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Physical Education
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Walker, Ashley; Langdon, Jody L.; Colquitt, Gavin; McCollum, Starla – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2017
There is limited research that includes democratic practices to evaluate the PETE program in its ability to prepare preservice teachers (PTs). In other areas such as community health, methodologies have been used to provide a voice to individuals living the experience. The purpose of this study was to examine PTs' perceptions of a teacher…
Descriptors: Program Improvement, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teaching Experience
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MacPhail, Ann; Hartley, Therese – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2016
The purpose of this study is to explore the extent to which beginning and experienced teachers differed in their perceptions of shaping school forces and their being shaped by school forces. The findings allow the authors to examine the link between teacher socialization research and practice in a physical education teacher education (PETE)…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Teacher Education, Beginning Teachers, Experienced Teachers
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McMullen, Jaimie; van der Mars, Hans; Jahn, Julie A. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2014
The purpose of this study is to describe the experiences of physical education teacher education (PETE) majors enrolled in an internship course that provided them with authentic experiences promoting and facilitating a before-school physical activity (PA) program and to examine the associated implications for PETE programs within the Comprehensive…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Fletcher, Tim; Casey, Ashley – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2014
There are two purposes of this study. The first is to examine our experiences as beginning teacher educators who taught using models-based practice (using the example of Cooperative Learning). The second is to consider the benefits of using collaborative self-study to foster deep understandings of teacher education practice. The findings highlight…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Practices, Cooperative Learning
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