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Mowling, Claire M.; Heidorn, Brent – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2013
Tennis is a sport that promotes physical activity for a lifetime. Individuals of practically all ages can benefit from recreational and/or competitive play. Although playing tennis provides many wellness opportunities, learning to play the game and playing consistently can be a challenge, regardless of one's age (for the purpose of this…
Descriptors: Racquet Sports, Drills (Practice), Physical Education, Teaching Methods
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Tunçeli?, Hi?lal Ilknur; Senöz, Eslem Gözde – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2022
The aim of this study is to examine the parents' perceptions about outdoor play through metaphors. The study is conducted with 107 parents, 96 mothers and 11 fathers, with children between 0-72 months. The data has been collected via an online questionnaire. Parents completed the prompt "Playing outside is like…Because..." to indicate…
Descriptors: Play, Recreational Activities, Figurative Language, Parent Attitudes
Schutz, Jeff; Schutz, Laurie – Exceptional Parent, 2010
Parents who have a child with a disability often find that recreational activities can be anything but accessible. Time for recreation is drowned by the priorities of caring for a child's needs, and the "umph" to get out can feel like an insurmountable obstacle. The activities parents love and aspire to share with their child may seem like one…
Descriptors: Recreational Activities, Life Satisfaction, Disabilities, Recreation
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Andre, Elizabeth K.; Williams, Nathan; Schwartz, Forrest; Bullard, Chris – Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership, 2016
Campus outdoor recreation programs and facilities have faced a number of public attacks questioning their value for students. Climbing walls in particular have become, to some, emblematic of waste and financial excess in higher education. Despite these claims, this literature review uncovers numerous benefits for participants and schools provided…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Recreational Activities, Literature Reviews, Program Effectiveness
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O'Neil, Kason; O'Neil, Jennifer; Olive, Caitlin – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2020
The purpose of this article is to overview the cardiovascular fitness benefits associated with HIIT and speed training, as well as discuss specific ways coaches and fitness professionals can introduce and promote speed workouts as a viable, and creative, exercise alternative.
Descriptors: Physical Fitness, Training, Coaching (Performance), Trainers
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Hung, Ocean Hoi-yeung; Ma, Joey Chung-yee – Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2021
This article introduces 'Ding Ding Lok' (DDL), a group game especially designed for persons affected by mild-to-moderate intellectual disability and explores its utility in rehabilitation service settings in Hong Kong. Reports from service staff who participated in the pilot project were analysed using thematic analysis. Two key questions were…
Descriptors: Rehabilitation Programs, Caseworkers, Psychologists, Facilitators (Individuals)
Blazer, Christie – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2016
The number of U.S. children attending after-school programs has been steadily increasing. In 2014, the most recent year for which data were available, approximately 10.2 million students, representing about 23 percent of U.S. families, were enrolled in an after-school program. Of the students attending after-school programs, the majority do so at…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Enrichment Activities, Best Practices, Program Development
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Mikhailovna, Nikolaeva Evgeniya; Dmitrievich, Schelkunov Mikhail – International Education Studies, 2014
Being a powerful social trend glamour culture has significant effect on a high education that results in the phenomenon of glamorous education (glam-education). Prerequisites of this type of education are democratization of high school that introduces stereotypes of glam-culture in educational environment; commercialization of education that uses…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Educational Change, Popular Culture, Student Surveys
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Brooks, B. A.; Floyd, F.; Robins, D. L.; Chan, W. Y. – Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 2015
Background: Children with intellectual disability and specific learning disabilities often lack age-appropriate social skills, which disrupts their social functioning. Because of the limited effectiveness of classroom mainstreaming and social skills training for these children, it is important to explore alternative opportunities for social skill…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Learning Disabilities, Correlation, Interpersonal Relationship
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Parker, Kathlyn – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2008
The author (a university instructor) and her community partner (a public school teacher) have collaborated in teaching an academic service-learning course in special education. This collaboration, the RAP (recreational activities project), was completed by university undergraduate students and young adults with cognitive impairment and/or…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Qualitative Research, Recreational Activities, Developmental Disabilities
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Block, Martin E.; Taliaferro, Andrea; Moran, Tom – Prevention Researcher, 2013
Physical activity and active use of leisure time is important for everyone but particularly important for youth with disabilities. Unfortunately, youth with disabilities often have a difficult time or are even excluded from participating in physical activity due to limited physical and cognitive skills, attitudinal barriers in the community, lack…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Physical Activities, Physical Fitness, Recreation
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White, Christopher S.; Oswalt, Sara B.; Wyatt, Tammy J.; Peterson, Fred L. – Physical Educator, 2010
Lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) youth may be at a higher risk for depression, suicide, and negative risk-taking (Bontempo & D'Augelli, 2002; DuRant, Krowchuk, & Senal, 1998; Garofalo, Wolf, Kessel, Palfrey, & DuRant, 1998; Hershberger & D'Augelli, 1995; Moon et al., 2000; Rosario, Hunter, & Gwadz, 1997; Rotherum-Borus,…
Descriptors: College Students, Physical Education, Physical Activities, Negative Attitudes
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Howard-Shaughnessy, Candice; Sluder, J. Brandon – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2015
Today, more than 23 million children and adolescents are obese or overweight in the United States. Physical educators strive to find appropriate, yet fun activities to encourage and increase physical activity. Introducing students to a variety of activities can promote family involvement in physical activity and create lifelong physical activity…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Recreational Activities, Obesity
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Bretzing, Robyn; Barney, David – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2015
Research has shown that secondary physical education (6-12) is full of team sport activities (football, basketball, volleyball, etc.). These activities are not bad, yet secondary-age students want a greater variety of activities to participate in. One activity that secondary physical educators can implement is Land paddling. Land paddling is…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Fitness, Physical Activities, Secondary Education
Russell, Christina A.; Francis, Yavette – Policy Studies Associates, Inc., 2018
The New York City Young Men's Initiative (YMI) is a cross-agency initiative that aims to address the disparities in socioeconomic outcomes between young Black and Latino men and their peers. In support of this vision, the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) launched a mentoring program in its Cornerstone Community…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Youth, Learner Engagement, Peer Relationship
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