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Bulger, Sean; Jones, Emily M.; Taliaferro, Andrea R.; Wayda, Valerie – Quest, 2015
There are persistent concerns in the literature related to recruitment and retention of highly qualified teacher candidates who are capable of achieving contemporary goals and meeting the professional expectations associated with the delivery of quality physical education programs in schools. The purpose of this article is to provide physical…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Recruitment, Best Practices, Literature Reviews
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CamirĂ©, Martin – Quest, 2014
Millions of high school student-athletes in North America practice sport, and national federations communicate through their mission statements that this fosters student-athletes' positive development. The purpose of the current study was to review the recent literature to examine whether the educational claims made for youth development in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescent Development, High School Students, Athletics
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Banville, Dominique; Rikard, G. Linda – Quest, 2009
Data show that 46% of all teachers in public schools will leave the profession within their first 5 years of teaching (Ingersoll, 2003). These data refer to teachers from all disciplines including physical education. To address these problems school districts have developed teacher induction programs that show promising results. Our literature…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Teacher Shortage, School Districts, Logical Thinking
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Bulger, Sean M.; Housner, Lynn – Quest, 2009
There is broad consensus in the literature that despite dramatic gains in the knowledge-base regarding best practice in teaching, teacher education, and related pockets of effective programming in the schools, the majority of physical education programs are in disarray. In a recent article, Kretchmar (2006) referred to this dilemma as life on…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Teacher Educators, Teaching Methods
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McBride, Ron; Xiang, Ping – Quest, 2004
A number of research agendas including teaching games for understanding, invasion games tactics, cooperative learning, seeking solutions to ill-defined problems, and examining learner's use of domain specific knowledge share thoughtful decision making as a common denominator. For the most part, each of these research strands have been investigated…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods, Critical Thinking