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Fernandez-Rio, Javier; Menendez-Santurio, Jose Ignacio – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to assess students and teachers' perceptions concerning their participation in an educational kickboxing learning unit based on a hybridization of two pedagogical models: Sport Education and Teaching for Personal and Social Responsibility. Method: Seventy-one students and three physical education teachers…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Physical Education, Teaching Methods
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Li, Weidong; Chen, Yung-Ju; Xiang, Ping; Xie, Xiuge; Li, Yilin – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2017
Purpose: The purposes of this study were to: (a) examine the impact of the Silverman and Solmon article (1998) on how researchers handle the unit of analysis issue in their field-based intervention research in physical education in the United States and summarize statistical approaches that have been used to analyze the data, and (b) provide…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Literature Reviews, Educational Research, Intervention
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Cazers, Gunars; Curtner-Smith, Matthew D. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose was to construct the life history of Robin, an exemplary female physical educator, to hear her voice, and to explore ways in which she experienced marginalization. Few life histories of exemplary physical educators have been recounted. Method: Robin's life history was investigated in light of the theory of occupational…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Females, Gender Bias, Educational History
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Chen, Senlin; Liu, Yang; Schaben, Jodee – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine physical activity (PA)/fitness knowledge and its association with PA and sedentary behavior in youth. Method: Eighth grade students from five schools (N = 660) in a midwestern state completed a PE Metrics written test and the Youth Activity Profile to assess PA/fitness knowledge, PA (at school and…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Physical Fitness, Life Style, Knowledge Level
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Morales-Belando, Maria Trinidad; Arias-Estero, Jose L. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2017
Purpose: To determine whether a TGfU intervention improved participants' decision-making, skill execution, game performance, game involvement, game knowledge, enjoyment, perceived competence, and intention to continue practicing sailing. Method: Participants were 19 sailors (age: M = 8.44, SD = 1.24 years old). This study followed a mixed-methods…
Descriptors: Intervention, Program Effectiveness, Decision Making, Skill Development
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Keating, Xiaofen D.; Shangguan, Rulan; Zhou, Ke; Fan, Yao; Liu, Jingwen; Harrison, Louis – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2017
The purposes of this project were to conduct an overall review of research on preservice physical education (PE) teacher (referred to preservice PE teachers as preservice specialist) and/or preservice elementary teacher (referred to preservice elementary teachers as preservice generalist) PE identities and to identify any new trends in research on…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Professional Identity, Elementary School Teachers
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Hall, Tina J.; Hicklin, Lori K.; French, Karen E. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2017
Purpose: To examine the relationship between the South Carolina middle school physical education assessment results and the school characteristics. In addition, the relationship between teacher training attendance and student achievement were determined. Method: Student performance on four physical education indicators in 63 middle schools (and…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Institutional Characteristics, Teacher Education, Academic Achievement
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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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Richards, K. Andrew R.; McLoughlin, Gabriella M.; Ivy, Victoria Nicole; Gaudreault, Karen Lux – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2017
Purpose: Despite an abundance of research on doctoral student socialization in higher education, little attention has been paid to physical education doctoral students. This study sought to understand physical education doctoral students' perceptions of their socialization as preparation for faculty roles. Method: Participants included 32 physical…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Doctoral Programs, Socialization, Career Readiness
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Simonton, Kelly L.; Garn, Alex C.; Solmon, Melinda Ann – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2017
Purpose: Grounded in control-value theory, a model of students' achievement emotions in physical education (PE) was investigated. Methods: A path analysis tested hypotheses that students' (N = 529) perceptions of teacher responsiveness, assertiveness, and clarity predict control and value beliefs which, in turn, predict enjoyment and boredom.…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Academic Achievement, Path Analysis, Hypothesis Testing
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De Meester, An; Cardon, Greet; De Bourdeaudhuij, Ilse; Haerens, Leen – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2017
Purpose: The goals were to investigate whether extracurricular school-based sports reach students not engaging in community sports and whether extracurricular school-based sports participants are more physically active and/or autonomously motivated toward sports than nonparticipants. Method: 1526 students (48.0% boys; 85.9% Belgian natives; age =…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Athletics, Community Programs, Physical Activity Level
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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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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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Valley, Julia A.; Graber, Kim C. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2017
Purpose: This study examined physical education teachers' awareness of gender equitable practices as well as the language and behaviors they employed in the physical education environment. The purpose of the study was to determine (a) what teachers know about gender equitable practices, (b) what types of gender bias are demonstrated, and (c) how…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Gender Bias, Physical Education Teachers, Sex Fairness
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