ERIC Number: EJ800346
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
The Preparation of Physical Educators: A Public Health Perspective
McKenzie, Thomas L.
Quest, v59 n4 p346-357 Nov 2007
Sedentary living is a serious global public health problem that is associated with numerous preventable diseases. Schools are in a position to be the most cost-effective public resource to combat inactivity. In schools physical educators are positioned to be the strongest advocates of a healthy, active lifestyle. To effectively promote physical activity on school campuses and to encourage it in communities beyond the school day, physical educators will need to develop skills that are not typically stressed in undergraduate physical education teacher education (PETE) programs. As a result, both undergraduate PETE and in-service staff-development programs will need to be revised if schools are to play a major role in physical activity promotion.
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Public Health, Physical Education Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Life Style, Physical Activity Level, Health Promotion, Inservice Teacher Education, Field Experience Programs, Teacher Role, Self Control, Health Behavior
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