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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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Marquis, Jenée Marie; Metzler, Mike – Quest, 2017
This literature review examines curricular space allocated to activity based/movement content courses in Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) pre-service programs, specifically focusing on how dance content knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge are addressed within those programs. This review includes original empirical research…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Dance Education, Movement Education
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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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Burden, Joe W., Jr.; Columna, Luis; Hodge, Samuel R.; Mansilla, Patricia Martinez de la Vega – Quest, 2013
People from diverse cultures interpret languages and gestures differently (Columna & Lieberman, 2011). It is not surprising, therefore, that communication differences may have negative implications for teachers and English language learners in K-12 physical education environments. To address this issue, we advocate preparing physical education…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Second Language Learning, Intercultural Communication
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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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Wright, Steven; Grenier, Michelle; Seaman, Jayson – Quest, 2010
Discussions related to constructivist learning theories have become more prevalent within various subdisciplines of Kinesiology. This discourse, however, has typically been placed within the context of K-12 education. The purpose of this article is to examine constructivist theories (cognitive and social constructivism and situated learning…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Higher Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Physical Education
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Lounsbery, Monica; Coker, Cheryl – Quest, 2008
Given the known relationship between physical inactivity and chronic disease (US Dept. of Health and Human Services [USDHHS], 2000, 2001), learning more about antecedents for physical activity engagement is an important research priority. In this vein, a number of studies have found a relationship between perceived and actual motor skill…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Elementary Secondary Education, Skill Analysis
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Metzler, Mike – Quest, 2007
For most people, the word "pioneer" conjures up romantic visions of sturdy, courageous people who crossed physical frontiers of land and/or water alone, or who took their families, communities, and cultures with them into those uncharted territories. Once settled, their pioneering efforts shifted to starting new societies with new laws and new…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Physical Education, Values, Exercise Physiology
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Dyson, Ben; Griffin, Linda L.; Hastie, Peter A. – Quest, 2004
The purpose of this article is to present Sport Education, Tactical Games, and Cooperative Learning as valuable instructional models in physical education. Situated learning is used as a theoretical framework and connection between Sport Education, Tactical Games, and Cooperative Learning. The structures of Sport Education, Tactical Games, and…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Cooperative Learning, Active Learning, Interpersonal Relationship
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Pangrazi, Robert P. – Quest, 2003
Physical education means many things to many people. Physical education professionals often describe it as essential subject matter dedicated to learning in the psychomotor domain and committed to developing lifetime physical activity patterns. However, some individuals mistakenly consider physical education to be the same as athletics or…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Elementary Secondary Education, Behavioral Objectives
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Clocksin, Brian D.; Watson, Doris L.; Ransdell, Lynda – Quest, 2002
Examines the influence of media use on youth adiposity, dietary habits, and physical activity levels, noting that children and adolescents are increasingly turning to sedentary leisure time activities, which is leading to decreased physical activity levels, increased body mass index, and increased high- energy food intake. Current and future…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Eating Habits, Elementary Secondary Education
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Cunningham, George B. – Quest, 2002
Discusses the nature of the change process in physical education and sports, presenting a model to incorporate in studies of radical organizational change. The integration of four theories (institutionalism, population ecology, strategic choice, and resource dependence) provides the basis for the model. The paper offers a hypothetical example and…
Descriptors: Athletics, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Organizational Change
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Ingham, Alan G.; Chase, Melissa A.; Butt, Joanne – Quest, 2002
Addresses the hegemony of the Prolympic system, especially its effects on children, asserting that it abrogates the liberal democratic promise that all people are entitled to develop their talents to the fullest extent and making suggestions to combine sport psychology and sociology when thinking about a sport pedagogy system oriented to…
Descriptors: Athletics, Democracy, Democratic Values, Elementary Secondary Education
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