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Brian, Ali; Taunton, Sally – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: Young children from disadvantaged settings often present delays in fundamental motor skills (FMS). Young children can improve their FMS delays through developmentally appropriate motor skill intervention programming. However, it is unclear which pedagogical strategy is most effective for novice and expert instructors. Purpose: The…
Descriptors: Motor Development, Psychomotor Skills, Developmental Delays, Intervention
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Hastie, Peter A.; Johnson, Jerraco L.; Rudisill, Mary E. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: The template for the current study was the project conducted by Rosenthal [1973. "An Ecological Study of Free Play in the Nursery School." Doctoral diss., Wayne State University] where she investigated the attraction and holding power of various learning centres during free play in a naturalistic preschool setting.…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Child Care Centers
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Brian, Ali; Goodway, Jacqueline D.; Logan, Jessica A.; Sutherland, Sue – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2017
Background: Fundamental motor skill (FMS) interventions when delivered by an expert can significantly improve the FMS of young children with and without developmental delays. However, there is a gap in the literature as few early childhood centers employ experts with the professional background to deliver FMS intervention. Purpose: The primary…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Early Intervention, Program Effectiveness, Kinesthetic Methods
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Tsangaridou, Niki – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2017
Background: Educational scholars emphasize that in order to gain a better understanding of the complexity of teaching, greater attention needs to be paid to teachers' views and perceptions of the challenges and barriers of teaching. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to describe preschool teachers' views and perceptions of the main challenges…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Physical Education
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McEvilly, Nollaig; Verheul, Martine; Atencio, Matthew – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2015
Background: Preschool physical education has been largely unexplored by researchers. This article examines the meaning of the term "physical education", in relation to preschool contexts, to 14 practitioners working at three preschool settings in Scotland. Our focus on preschool physical education reflects a change in the language…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Preschool Education, Preschool Evaluation, Educational Policy