ERIC Number: EJ1202547
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Chapter 9: Will PETE Survive in the 21st Century?
Templin, Thomas J.; Graber, Kim C.; Richards, K. Andrew R.
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, v38 n1 p68-74 Jan 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 coordinators. The purpose of this culminating chapter is to connect key points identified throughout the monograph and critically assess how the results add to the knowledge base in physical education teacher education. The chapter authors present a historical perspective on reduced enrollments and identified strategies for the promotion of student recruitment and retention. It will become evident that if a favorable future for physical education is to become reality, then a vision must be developed and enacted through the concentrated efforts of multiple stakeholders who have the time and commitment necessary to enact positive change at local, state, and national levels.
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Student Recruitment, Academic Persistence, Enrollment Trends
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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