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Starck, Jenna R.; Richards, K. Andrew R.; Lawson, Michael A.; Sinelnikov, Oleg A. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2021
Purpose: Framed by occupational socialization theory, this study examined relationships among teachers' perceived quality of assessment practices, workplace factors, and their conceptions of assessment. Methods: Ninety in-service physical education teachers from Alabama completed an online survey that attended to perceptions of organizational…
Descriptors: Socialization, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Evaluation Methods
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Abel-Berei, Catherine P.; Karp, Grace Goc; Fennell, Marcis; Drake, Elisa; Olsen, Simon – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2021
A Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program (CSPAP) can help children be physically active for 60 min/day. Physical Education for Progress grants provided opportunities to improve physical education and physical activity programming. Purpose: This study explored stakeholders' perspectives on the effects of a Physical Education for Progress…
Descriptors: Grants, Physical Education, School Activities, Physical Activities
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Blain, Dylan O.; Curran, Thomas; Standage, Martyn – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2021
Purpose: Physical literacy is understood to be important for adolescents' behavioral and psychological wellness. Yet, to date, limited empirical data exist to support such reasoning. Addressing this gap, the present study examined relationships between physical literacy and early adolescents' physical education engagement, leisure-time exercise…
Descriptors: Correlation, Early Adolescents, Multiple Literacies, Physical Education
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Davis, Summer; Zhu, Xihe; Haegele, Justin – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2021
Purpose: To examine differences in fitness test performance and the attributions made for the performances between high school students of different weight status. Methods: High school students (n = 185) completed the Progressive Aerobic Cardiovascular Endurance Run and the push-up fitness tests and then completed the modified Causal Dimension…
Descriptors: High School Students, Tests, Test Items, Body Composition
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Ward, Phillip – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2021
Purpose: To identify and define a set of core practices for physical education teacher education (PETE), to situate these practices within existing conceptions of core practices in other subject matters, and to validate the core practices using expert opinion and the evidence-based pedagogy literature. Method: A total of 45 PETE teacher educators,…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Educational Practices, Teacher Educators
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Truelove, Stephanie; Johnson, Andrew M.; Burke, Shauna M.; Tucker, Patricia – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2021
Purpose: We aimed to explore and compare generalist and physical education (PE) specialist (males and females) elementary teachers' self-efficacy to teach and the barriers perceived when teaching PE. Methods: Canadian elementary school teachers completed the validated online survey, Teacher Efficacy Scale in PE, with 11 additional questions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Self Efficacy
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O'Sullivan, Cathal Óg; Parker, Melissa; Comyns, Tom; Ralph, Annmarie – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2021
Purpose: Framed in self-determination theory, the aim of this study was to explore students' perceptions of learning in a fundamental movement skills (FMS)-focused physical education program that incorporated student voice. Methods: Participants included 13 females attending a designated disadvantaged post primary school (13-14 years old).…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Basic Skills, Student Attitudes, Physical Education
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Pill, Shane; Hyndman, Brendon; SueSee, Brendan; Williams, John – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2021
Purpose: The research applies a multidisciplinary perspective to create knowledge and insight about the opportunities that digital game design principles offer to physical education (PE) pedagogy. Methods: Data were initially collected through an appreciative inquiry (AI). AI offers an alternative research perspective to critical theory that has…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Video Games, Computer Games, Design
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Li, Yilin; Li, Weidong – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2021
Purpose: The authors conducted a comprehensive review of the literature on caring in physical education and physical activity settings with a goal of identifying the status, gaps, and future trends of research on ethic of care in our field. Methods and Data Analysis: The authors identified and coded 16 peer-reviewed and data-based articles with a…
Descriptors: Caring, Physical Education, Physical Activities, Physical Education Teachers
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Phillips, Sharon R.; Marttinen, Risto; Mercier, Kevin; Gibbone, Anne – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2021
Purpose: Existing research suggests that students' attitudes toward physical education are positive through Grade 5, but become less positive as grade levels increase; this research is, however, missing student voice. The purpose of this study was to further understand why students' attitudes have been shown to decrease. Methods: Twenty-six focus…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Physical Education, Curriculum
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Santiago, José A.; Morrow, James R., Jr. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2021
Purpose: The authors assessed common content knowledge of health-related fitness in a national representative sample of preservice physical education teachers in the United States. Methods: Six hundred and twenty-one preservice physical education teachers from 68 physical education teacher education (PETE) programs located in different regions in…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Preservice Teachers, Physical Fitness
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Peralta, Louisa R.; Marvell, Claire L.; Cotton, Wayne G. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2021
Background: Studies have acknowledged the limitations of short-term service-learning programs. This highlights the importance of examining the influence of evidence-informed sustainable service-learning programs on preservice teachers' learning outcomes. Purpose: To explore the short-term influence of a sustainable service-learning program on…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Physical Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Sustainability
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Keating, Xiaofen D.; Liu, Jingwen; Liu, Xiaolu; Colburn, Jeff; Guan, Jianmin; Zhou, Ke – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2021
Purpose: This study investigated beliefs about the physical education (PE) profession of Chinese preservice physical education teachers (PPETs). Methods: Chinese PPETs (N = 660) from six universities participated in the study. Data were collected using a prevalidated survey--a scale of measuring Chinese PPETs' beliefs about the PE profession,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Physical Education Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Goh, Tan Leng; Scrabis-Fletcher, Kristin – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2021
Purpose: Physical education teacher education programs prepare preservice teachers to lead Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs. Through the coordination of a university's physical education teacher education program and an elementary school, the purpose of this study was to examine preservice and in-service teachers' perspectives in…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Physical Activities, Elementary Schools
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Killian, Chad M.; Wood, Amelia Mays; Graber, Kim C.; Templin, Thomas J. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2021
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate factors associated with high school physical education (PE) teachers' adoption of a supplemental online instructional system. Method: Semistructured, open-ended phone interviews with 28 high school PE teachers were used as the primary data collection method. All teachers were using or had used…
Descriptors: High School Teachers, Physical Education Teachers, Teaching Methods, Online Courses
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