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Chen, Senlin; Gu, Xiangli – Quest, 2018
Comprehensive school physical activity program (CSPAP) holds much promise as a solution for youth PA promotion, due to its strong theoretical and political support. In this article, we review the current research on CSPAP. Fifty-four published articles that met the inclusion criteria were identified and retrieved using direct library database…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Life Style, Health Promotion, Literature Reviews
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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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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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De Lyon, Alexander T. C.; Neville, Ross D.; Armour, Kathleen M. – Quest, 2017
Kinesiology researchers have long had an interest in physical activity, fitness, and health issues and in the professional education and work practices of teachers and coaches. The professional development needs and practices of "fitness professionals," however, have not been a major concern for researchers in the field. The purpose of…
Descriptors: Public Health, Physical Fitness, Training, Professional 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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Szostak, Rick – Quest, 2016
This article provides an introduction to the literature on interdisciplinary research. It then draws lessons from that literature for the field of adapted physical activity. It is argued that adapted physical activity should be a self-consciously interdisciplinary field. It should insist that research be performed according to recognized…
Descriptors: Adapted Physical Education, Physical Activities, Best Practices, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Casey, Ashley; Goodyear, Victoria A. – Quest, 2015
Physical learning, cognitive learning, social learning, and affective learning are positioned as the legitimate learning outcomes of physical education. It has been argued that these four learning outcomes go toward facilitating students' engagement with the physically active life (Bailey et al., 2009; Kirk, 2013). With Cooperative Learning…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Physical Education, Outcomes of Education, Literature Reviews
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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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Haegele, Justin A.; Sutherland, Sue – Quest, 2015
The purpose of this article is to review published qualitative inquiries that examine the perspective of students with disabilities toward experiences in physical education. Keyword searches were used to identify articles from electronic databases published from 1995 to 2014. Thirteen articles met all inclusion criteria, and findings were…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Qualitative Research, Literature Reviews, Student Attitudes
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Barnson, Steven C. – Quest, 2014
Multiple tensions exist as part of the coaching process. How a coach responds to these tensions is a fundamental determinant of an athlete or team's fate. In today's highly competitive, socially demanding, and ever-changing sports environment, and as the expectations on coaches become more complex, the paradox becomes a critical lens to…
Descriptors: Athletic Coaches, Coaching (Performance), Teaching Methods, Educational Theories
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Carson, Russell L.; Raguse, Allison L. – Quest, 2014
The extent to which service-learning exists in the field of kinesiology broadly, and more specifically related to the physical activity of youth, remains largely unknown. The purpose of this study was to conduct a systematic review of the service-learning literature in kinesiology, with a specific focus on youth physical activity settings.…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Youth Programs, Service Learning, Literature Reviews
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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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Standal, Oyvind F.; Moe, Vegard F. – Quest, 2013
Reflection and reflective practice are key concepts in the educational literature as well as in research on physical education (PE) and physical education teacher education (PETE). The purpose of this article is to review the current empirical knowledge base for reflection and reflective practice in PE and PETE from 1995 to 2011. The review…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Physical Education Teachers, Educational Change
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Pate, Russell R.; O'Neill, Jennifer R.; McIver, Kerry L. – Quest, 2011
Physical education has been an institution in American schools since the late 19th century, and today almost all American children are exposed to physical education classes. It has often been claimed that physical education provides important benefits to public health. The purpose of this paper is to determine if physical education increases…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Public Health, Physical Activity Level
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