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Egan, Cate A.; Miller, Matthew – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2019
A comprehensive school physical activity program (CSPAP) is a multi-component whole-school approach designed to assist schools in targeting opportunities for students to be more physically active and help students achieve the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity (PA) each day. A CSPAP consists of five components (1) quality physical…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Physical Activities, Program Descriptions, Educational Quality
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Morgan, Kevin – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2019
A mastery motivational climate, emphasizing self-referenced and individualized learning in physical education (PE), is consistent with a personalized physical literacy disposition defined as the knowledge and understanding, perceived competence, confidence and motivation to remain physically active for a lifetime. The TARGET acronym (i.e., task,…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Mastery Learning, Competence, Self Esteem
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Kraft, Erin; Leblanc, Raymond; Culver, Diane M. – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2019
With the increase in the identification of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children, there is a need for teachers and coaches to have a tool box of effective strategies to facilitate physical activities for their students with ASD. Physical activity has been shown to provide numerous benefits, such as improved resilience and enhanced positive…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Children, Aquatic Sports
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Kreider, Carri – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2019
A high school in the northwestern United States has a student population composed primarily of low income and minority students. Yet something that sets the school apart is a four-year graduation rate of 95%. While it is difficult to determine all of the factors that contribute to this academic success, this article explains students' perceptions…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Physical Education, High School Students, Low Income Students
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Lieberman, Lauren J.; Lepore, Monica; Lepore-Stevens, Maria; Ball, Lindsay – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2019
There are over 61,000 school-age children with visual impairments in public schools today. Research has shown that they are often behind their peers in physical activity participation and in motor skills. In order for children with visual impairments to become physically active and self-determined adults, they must be provided the same…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Children, Blindness, Visual Impairments
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Hivner, Elizabeth; Hoke, Alicia; Francis, Erica; Ricci, Tiffany; Zurlo, Claire; Kraschnewski, Jennifer – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2019
Although research suggests various effective interventions to curb obesity, there remains a gap between current evidence and sustainable practice in schools and communities. School settings present a logical platform for this work, since children spend much of their time in school. This article describes the Building Healthy Schools Program, a…
Descriptors: Obesity, School Role, Partnerships in Education, Physical Activity Level
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Howard, Julie; Dorgo, Sandor; Salvatore, Anthony; Boyle, Jason B. – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2019
Concussions continue to be an injury that is confusing for healthcare professionals, athletes and parents alike. This confusion stems from the fact that not every concussion presents or resolves in the same way. What is known, however, is that coaches must have appropriate screening and identifying practices in place for every athlete at every…
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Handheld Devices, Computer Uses in Education, Head Injuries
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Schultz, Daniel J.; Hatfield, Daniel P.; Economos, Christina D. – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2019
No one-size-fits-all strategy works to increase physical activity (PA) at schools. To realize success, practitioners need flexible PA programs to support the multi-component comprehensive school physical activity program (CSPAP) approach. Walk/run programs have the potential to provide this flexibility, and some have demonstrated increased…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Public Schools, School Districts
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Jones, Emily; Gaudreault, Karen; Henninger, Mary; Williams, Skip – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2019
The purpose of this article is to provide physical education teacher education (PETE) faculty and program directors/administrators with an introduction to stakeholder think tanks as a structured collaborative decision-making approach for conceptualizing the integration of contemporary, practice-oriented issues into university-level teacher…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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Gleddie, Douglas L.; Sulz, Lauren D.; Humbert, M. Louise; Zajdel, Adam P. – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2019
Previous and current literature tends to overlook the practice of deselecting, or "cutting," athletes from school sport teams. In particular, the perspectives of those directly involved in the cutting process have been largely unexplored in research studies, and the practice of cutting has not been addressed in terms of which methods are…
Descriptors: Team Sports, Athletes, Teacher Attitudes, Parent Attitudes
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Santiago-Lugo, Schecyl M.; Hopple, Christine – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2019
Golf develops physical skills, provides opportunities for recreation and socialization, and is a lifelong physical activity -- making it a worthwhile addition to any physical education curriculum. This article provides information on how a three-day golf unit can be implemented with students in grades 2 and 3.
Descriptors: Athletics, Elementary School Students, Grade 2, Grade 3
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Sutherland, Sue; Stuhr, Paul T.; Ressler, James; Smith, Carol; Wiggin, Anne – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2019
Group processing is arguably the pivotal element when implementing cooperative learning (CL). It is the primary vehicle to help group members reflect on behaviors that impede or enable group work. Participating in group processing facilitates students' understanding of their own personal and social development as they recognize how they have…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods, Social Development, Individual Development
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Morgan, Kevin – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2019
The purpose of this article is to critically apply the mastery TARGET structures (task, authority, recognition, grouping, evaluation and time) to the cooperative learning (CL) model in physical education. The premise is that the TARGET structures are highly applicable to the CL model and that combining both approaches will optimize student…
Descriptors: Mastery Learning, Cooperative Learning, Physical Education, Student Motivation
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Richards, K. Andrew R.; Ivy, Victoria Nicole; Wright, Paul M.; Jerris, Emily – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2019
Social and emotional learning competencies are included within physical education standards in the United States and abroad. Students should begin learning these important life skills in physical education at an early age, but most of the available teaching strategies target secondary environments. Physical educators can intentionally integrate…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Social Responsibility, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
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Casey, Ashley; Fernandez-Rio, Javier – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2019
This article seeks to give practical examples of how teachers can promote the development of students' affective learning using two cooperative learning structures: Student teams assessment divisions (STAD) and jigsaw classroom. It also includes a taxonomy aimed to help teachers value and assess their students' affective learning. The article…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Physical Education, Humanistic Education, Affective Objectives
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