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Richards, K. Andrew R.; Housner, Lynn D.; Templin, Thomas J. – Quest, 2018
Research suggests that progress in the physical education profession is slowed by a cycle of nonteaching and dominance of traditional methodologies. Socialization factors operate to preserve and perpetuate the status quo of the profession, which is rooted primarily in team sport content. Teacher education programs are challenged to persuade…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Socialization, Teacher Orientation, Educational Change
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Azzarito, Laura; Macdonald, Doune; Dagkas, Symeon; Fisette, Jennifer – Quest, 2017
Critical theorists have called attention to the intensification of diversity that is now occurring inside and outside of school, while critically engaging with the detrimental effects of globalization on equity, diversity, and social justice. Globalization presents new challenges to education and to issues of social justice. In this article, we…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Agenda Setting, Social Justice, Physical Education
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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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Soler, Susanna; Prat, Maria; Puig, Núria; Flintoff, Anne – Quest, 2017
Gender policies in sports have expanded considerably in most countries in recent decades. Nevertheless, the implementation of these policies in sports organizations is by no means an automatic process. This article explores what happens when gender equity policies are applied in an university sports organization. Participatory action research over…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sex Fairness, Equal Education, Educational Policy
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Block, Betty Ann – Quest, 2016
This article broadly addresses academic freedom and higher education in America, accentuating the viewpoint that change is not new. A historical overview of the state of the professoriate and social contexts are examined to situate the field of kinesiology into the context of the university. Ideas regarding the future of the field are addressed…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Movement Education, Academic Freedom, Educational Change
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Culp, Brian – Quest, 2016
This article presents a rationale for the infusion of social justice into kinesiology programs for the purpose of reducing inequities in society. Specifically, the current climate for social justice is considered and discussed using examples from an university-inspired service-learning initiative, law, and politics. Of note are the following areas…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Higher Education, Kinetics, Human Body
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Tietjen-Smith, Tara – Quest, 2016
Public speculation about bioterrorism and the increasing obesity epidemic are examples of current public health issues that continue to be illuminated in the spotlight. Major public health threats continue to drive the health job market and impact higher education health curricula (e.g., public health, health promotion, community health). Also,…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Trend Analysis, Health Education, Public Health
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Knudson, Duane – Quest, 2016
Kinesiology emerged from its preventative medicine and education roots to establish itself as a recognized field of inquiry with numerous sub-disciplines. This article presents four trends in modern science that will likely influence the future of kinesiology sciences. Will recent increases in greater scientific specialization be overcome by the…
Descriptors: Kinetics, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis, Sciences
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Lawson, Hal A. – Quest, 2016
Proposals to prepare disciplinary stewards and optimize the conditions for collective stewardship can be framed in two ways. The dominant frame emphasizes disciplinary caretaking and lends comparatively less attention to reform and transformation. A second frame is grounded in the social ecology of particular disciplines, their fast-changing…
Descriptors: Leadership, Intellectual Disciplines, Interdisciplinary Approach, Outreach Programs
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Lim, Seungyup; Love, Adam; Lim, Hyun-Chin – Quest, 2015
This article presents a biographical overview of Minseok Ahn's career, specifically highlighting his role as a public sport sociologist. Notably, Ahn has spent time as a student activist, worked as a physical education teacher, served as a scholar with a university appointment, and held office in the South Korean National Assembly. Throughout his…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Biographies, Athletics
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DePauw, Karen P. – Quest, 2014
Kinesiology faculty for the 21st century was one of the featured strands of the 2014 NAKHE Collaborative Congress: "STEPS into the future: Exploring opportunities and facing the challenges for the 21st century." Following a brief introduction delegates were assigned to discussion groups with conversations focused around six…
Descriptors: Movement Education, College Faculty, Educational Change, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Yli-Piipari, Sami – Quest, 2014
The Finnish education system has received worldwide attention due to the top academic performance of Finnish school students. Physical education, as an integral part of the Finnish education curriculum, potentially contributes to the overall success. The purpose of this article is to summarize Finnish physical education reform during the past…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Program Effectiveness
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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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Feingold, Ronald S. – Quest, 2013
A case is presented against a data collection system that is intended to provide increased accountability of teachers, professors and the profession. The utilization of some current data collection systems may in fact jeopardize the integrity of the profession's mission and goals. The cause of concern is the use of the easiest form of data…
Descriptors: Accountability, Strategic Planning, Data Collection, Teacher Evaluation
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Collins, Loel; Collins, Dave – Quest, 2013
Adventure sport coaches practice in environments that are dynamic and high in risk, both perceived and actual. The inherent risks associated with these activities, individuals' responses and the optimal exploitation of both combine to make the processes of risk management more complex and hazardous than the traditional sports where risk management…
Descriptors: Risk Management, Decision Making, Educational Change, Adventure Education
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