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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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Lorusso, Jenna R.; Richards, K. Andrew R. – Quest, 2018
Despite physical education teacher education/physical education sport pedagogy's (PETE/PESP's) significant strides in the past century, there are concerns about its future. Grounded in participatory research, and through an interview-Delphi method, this study purposefully sampled five male PETE/PESP scholars' expert critiques of current threats,…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Higher Education, Interviews, Delphi Technique
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Stapleton, Drue T.; Taliaferro, Andrea R.; Bulger, Sean M. – Quest, 2017
Physical education programs in colleges/universities have been called on to provide students with opportunities to develop an appreciation for, and increase participation in, lifetime physical activity. Higher Education Physical Activity Programs (HEPAPs) have evolved over the past 100 years in response to changing societal and institutional…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Higher Education, Physical Activities, Youth Programs
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Cardinal, Bradley J. – Quest, 2017
Physical education debuted in higher education in 1860 at Amherst College. The program, aimed at the general student body, thrived under the leadership of Edward Hitchcock, Jr., M.D. Similar programs were developed elsewhere. At its high point, an estimated 97% of colleges and universities required their students to partake in some form of…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Health Promotion, Health Behavior, Physical Education
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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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Hopsicker, Peter M.; Hochstetler, Douglas – Quest, 2016
Massengale's "Trends Toward the Future of Physical Education" (1987) makes no reference to the existence of the philosophic inquiry of physical activity within higher education kinesiology programs--even though the sub-discipline had been formalized by academics in the early 1970s. In contrast, Massengale and Swanson's "The History…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Movement Education, Sport Psychology, Educational Trends
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Leriche, Jérôme; Desbiens, Jean-François; Amade-Escot, Chantal; Tinning, Richard – Quest, 2016
A large diversity of theoretical frameworks exists in the physical education literature. This article focuses on two of those frameworks to examine their compatibility and their complementarity. The classroom ecology paradigm concentrates on the balance between three task systems, two vectors, and programs of actions proposed by the physical…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Classroom Environment, Context Effect, Educational Theories
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Kosma, Maria; Buchanan, David R.; Hondzinski, Jan – Quest, 2015
Despite the proliferation of theory-based behavior-change programs to promote physical activity, obesity and diabetes rates continue to rise. Given the notable ineffective interventions, it is important to examine why these efforts have been largely unsuccessful and to consider potential alternatives. The purpose of this article is to consider the…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Values, Investigations
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DiGiacinto, Kacey – Quest, 2014
Increasing the involvement of African Americans in the field of kinesiology has been an ever present issue. While many colleges and universities are making attempts to diversify their undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty, many are finding this a difficult task due to the lack of minority undergraduate kinesiology majors pursuing…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Physical Education, African American Students, Exercise Physiology
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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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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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Sage, George H. – Quest, 2013
Twietmeyer (2012) reviews the historical and contemporary state of kinesiology and appraises what he calls unexamined philosophical commitments. He begins with a historical and philosophical review of the foundations of kinesiology, beginning with Aristotle's ancient influences and Polanyi's and C. P. Snow's modern influences. He then focuses on…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Intellectual Disciplines, Physical Education, Educational History
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Twietmeyer, Gregg – Quest, 2012
Twenty years ago Karl Newell suggested in "Quest" that the proper name for the field was "kinesiology" and that its proper subject was "physical activity." Yet, despite his success, for many the purpose of the field remains enigmatic. This has led to a lack of clarity in programs, as well as tensions between scientists and humanists in the field.…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Educational Philosophy, Epistemology, Physical Education
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Lund, Jacalyn – Quest, 2010
This article presents the author's forty-fourth Amy Morris Homans commemorative lecture. In the lecture, the author offers her thoughts about the future of physical education profession and the role that this organization plays in moving educators from good to great. The conference theme draws from a book called "Good to Great" that examined why…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Organizations (Groups), Teacher Competencies
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