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ERIC Number: EJ1125185
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0730-3084
Sharing Insights and Strategies from the University of West Georgia
Heidorn, Brent; Mosier, Brian
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, v88 n1 p50-56 2017
Teacher candidates need real-world experience in planning, delivering and assessing a comprehensive school physical activity program (CSPAP) so they can be prepared and confident to assist with a CSPAP in whichever school employs them after earning their degree. Physical education teacher education (PETE) programs play a significant role in helping new teachers prepare for school-wide physical activity promotion. This article describes one approach used to assist preservice health and physical education teacher candidates with the development and implementation of specific CSPAP components in a real-world setting. PETE program faculty at the University of West Georgia worked closely with teacher candidates enrolled in the student teaching internship and developed and implemented a series of lectures for teacher candidates related to the successful implementation of a CSPAP in a local school, prior to the student teaching internship. All teacher education candidates in the student teaching internship were asked to assess the needs and opportunities for a CSPAP, develop a proposal for implementation, receive approval from program faculty, implement a CSPAP component, maintain the program, and keep and submit accurate records.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia
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