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van der Mars, Hans – Quest, 2018
In this article, I provide a brief historical perspective on how state-level policy was an integral part of the rise of school physical education in the first half of the twentieth century, as well as the evolution of sport pedagogy as a subdiscipline within the field of kinesiology. The role and importance of policy in changing behavior are…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Educational Policy, Educational History, Behavior Change
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Oh, Junghwan; Graber, Kim C. – Quest, 2017
Since the publication of "A Nation at Risk," some scholars have argued that a national curriculum and national testing are necessary to hold school personnel accountable for student achievement and, ultimately, to raise educational standards. The idea of developing a nationwide curriculum has been widely debated in the United States,…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Physical Education, Feasibility Studies, Core Curriculum
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Marttinen, Risto Harri Juhani; McLoughlin, Gabriella; Fredrick, Ray, III; Novak, Dario – Quest, 2017
The Common Core State Standards Initiative has placed an increased focus on mathematics and English language arts. A relationship between physical activity and academic achievement is evident, but research on integration of academic subjects with physical education is still unclear. This literature review examined databases for the years…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Literature Reviews, Common Core State Standards, Physical Activities
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Haegele, Justin Anthony; Hodge, Samuel – Quest, 2017
The primary purpose of this study was to determine what trends exist in the identification and description of participants with disabilities used in school-based physical education research. A total of 60 research articles published in the "Journal of Teaching in Physical Education" from 2010-2014 which included school-aged individuals…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Educational Research, Disabilities, Educational Practices
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Beni, Stephanie; Fletcher, Tim; Ní Chróinín, Déirdre – Quest, 2017
The purpose of this research is to review the literature about young people's meaningful experiences in physical education and youth sport. We reviewed 50 empirical peer-reviewed articles published in English since 1987. Five themes were identified as central influences to young people's meaningful experiences in physical education and sport:…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Athletics, Physical Education, Interaction
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Ding, Haiyong; Li, Youqiang; Wu, Xueping – Quest, 2014
The purpose of this article is to describe published scholarly and research work to determine the extent to which they contributed to the physical education reform during 2000-2010 in China. Using an analytical reasoning approach, we analyzed 730 scholarly articles on K-12 physical education published in the 6 top kinesiology scholarly journals.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Research Projects, Educational Change
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Armour, Kathleen; Harris, Jo – Quest, 2013
This article argues for a new direction in research on health education within physical education (PE). Governments are increasingly looking to schools as a convenient form of public health investment. PE is implicated in health because of its core focus on physical activity, but there is little evidence to suggest that PE improves health…
Descriptors: Evidence, Health Education, Public Health, Physical Education
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Bryan, Charity L.; Sims, Sandra K.; Hester, Donna J.; Dunaway, Donna L. – Quest, 2013
Great anticipation surrounded the release of the first ever Surgeon General's report on physical activity and health in 1996. The report stated that physical activity can contribute significantly to overall levels of health and the quality of life for all Americans. However, since the report's release, little has improved in the health status of…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Quality of Life, Physical Education Teachers
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Hartill, Mike – Quest, 2013
When the sexual abuse of children is revealed, it is often found that other nonabusing adults were aware of the abuse but failed to act. During the past twenty years or so, the concealment of child sexual abuse (CSA) within organizations has emerged as a key challenge for child protection work. Recent events at Pennsylvania State University (PSU)…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Violence, Physical Education, Youth
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Rhoades, Jesse Lee; Woods, Amelia – Quest, 2013
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) was created in 1987 with the purpose of establishing standards for instruction for K-12 teachers within the U.S. The NBPTS was tasked with identifying and certifying teachers who met their standards. In the current article, we theorize on the potential avenues by which the NBPTS is…
Descriptors: National Standards, Physical Education, Teacher Certification, Communities of Practice
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Richards, K. Andrew R.; Templin, Thomas J. – Quest, 2012
Research grounded in role theory and occupational socialization theory point to the potential consequences of occupying the roles of physical education teacher and athletic coach concurrently. Specifically, time constraints and inconsistencies in role requirements, organization, rewards, and modes of accountability in teaching and coaching create…
Descriptors: Role Theory, Socialization, Physical Education Teachers, Athletic Coaches
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Woods, Catherine B.; Mutrie, Nanette – Quest, 2012
The purpose of this paper is to outline why physical activity policy is important in terms of promoting population based increases in physical activity. The promotion of physical activity through public policy happens globally and nationally, however to be successful it should also happen at state and local levels. We outline the rationale for the…
Descriptors: Public Health, Physical Education, Physical Activities, Foreign Countries
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Weiss, Maureen R. – Quest, 2011
The goal of a positive youth development perspective is the promotion of healthy physical and psychosocial development in young people. This approach consists of social-contextual features (e.g., teacher behaviors, classroom structure, student activities) that help equip youth with attributes, skills, competencies, and values that will contribute…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Health Promotion, Holistic Approach
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Van Acker, Ragnar; De Bourdeaudhuij, Ilse; De Martelaer, Kristine; Seghers, Jan; Kirk, David; Haerens, Leen; De Cocker, Katrien; Cardon, Greet – Quest, 2011
School-community partnerships have shown their potential as incubators for innovations and for contributing to comprehensive physical activity (PA) programs. However, implementation frameworks for school-community partnerships that allow local tailoring of PA programs remain scarce. The present paper aims at documenting the composition of a…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, School Community Relationship, Students, Partnerships in Education
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Pangrazi, Robert P. – Quest, 2010
Today, teachers complain about the lack of physical education time and the lack of physical education programming. In addition, a great deal of time is spent advocating the relationship between "healthy mind-healthy body." Today's drive to show a relationship between physical fitness/activity and academic achievement is really not different than…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Physical Fitness, Relationship
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