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Ward, Phillip; He, Yaohui; Wang, Xiaozan; Li, Weidong – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
Purpose: Accurately measuring the content knowledge of teachers is critical to designing professional development to support their teaching. We examined the depth of specialized content knowledge (SCK), defined in terms of instructional tasks reported by teachers and factors that could affect their SCK. Method: Content maps were used to evaluate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Physical Education Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Dauenhauer, Brian D.; Keating, Xiaofen D.; Lambdin, Dolly – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
Purpose: This study aimed to conduct an in-depth investigation into physical education data sources and collection procedures in a district that was awarded a Physical Education Program (PEP) grant. Method: A qualitative, multi-site case study was conducted in which a single school district was the overarching case and eight schools served as…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Qualitative Research, Case Studies, School Districts
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Richards, K. Andrew R.; Gaudreault, Karen Lux; Woods, Amelia Mays – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
Purpose: This study sought to develop a quantitative understanding of factors that reduce perceived isolation and marginalization among physical educators. A conceptual model for the relationships among study variables was developed. Method: Data were collected through an online survey completed by 419 inservice physical educators (210 females,…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Statistical Analysis, Socialization, Professional Isolation
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Fullmer, Matthew O.; Wilkinson, Carol; Prusak, Keven A.; Eggett, Dennis; Pennington, Todd – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
Purpose: This study examined the relationship between adolescents (N = 124) from physical education classes keeping a daily online leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) record and feelings of competence toward LTPA, motivational profiles toward LTPA, and LTPA behaviors. Method: A repeated measures ANCOVA was used to examine the relationships…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Adolescent Attitudes, Profiles
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Escartí, Amparo; Liops-Goig, Ramon; Wright, Paul M. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
Purpose: The Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility (TPSR) model was developed to foster responsibility and teach life skills that transfer to various settings. The purpose of this study was to assess the implementation fidelity of a school-based TPSR program in physical education and other subject areas. Method: Systematic observation was…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Social Responsibility, Social Development, Skill Development
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George, Meredith; Cutner-Smith, Matthew D. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of acculturation on parents' readings of and expectations for physical education. Method: Participants were 39 parents of pupils enrolled at one public middle school. Data were collected with an open-ended questionnaire and follow-up formal interviews. They were analyzed using…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Expectation, Parent Attitudes, Physical Education
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Constantinides, Panos; Silverman, Stephen – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
Purpose: This study examined the attitudes of Cypriot elementary school students toward physical education. Fourth, fifth and sixth grade students (N = 763) from six urban Cypriot elementary schools completed an attitude instrument. Methods: Adapting the attitude instrument for Greek-speaking students an extensive two-step pilot study showed the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Ward, Phillip; Tsuda, Emi; Dervent, Fatih; Devirlmez, Erhan – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
Purpose: Little is known about how teachers acquire specialized content knowledge (SCK). We examine the hypothesis that SCK is not acquired from K-12 physical education and from extracurricular activities characterized by playing; instead, SCK must be explicitly taught to teachers. Method: Students were enrolled in either basic physical activity…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Elementary Secondary Education, Physical Education, Teacher Education Programs
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Roure, Cédric; Pasco, Denis – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
Purpose: Based on the framework of interest, studies have shown that teachers can enhance students' situational interest (SI) by manipulating the components of learning tasks. The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of learning task design on students' SI in physical education (PE). Method: The participants were 167 secondary school…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Student Interests, Learning Activities, Instructional Design
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Wang, Jian; Shen, Bo; Luo, Xiaobin; Hu, Qingshan; Garn, Alex C. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
Purpose: Using Butler's teacher achievement goal orientation as a conceptual framework, we developed this study to validate a teachers' achievement goal instrument for teaching physical education. Methods: A sample of 322 Chinese physical education teachers participated in this study and completed measures of achievement goal orientations and job…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Factor Analysis, Predictive Validity, Mastery Learning
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Kim, Insook; Ward, Phillip; Sinelnikov, Oleg; Ko, Bomna; Iserbyt, Peter; Li, Weidong; Curtner-Smith, Matthew – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
Purpose: We conducted a retroactive analysis of teacher and student data from two randomized group trials and one well-controlled quasi-experimental group trial focused on improving pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) and student performance. Method: Seven teachers and 32 classes were investigated. PCK was measured using four variables: task…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Randomized Controlled Trials, Quasiexperimental Design, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Liu, Jing Dong; Chung, Pak-Kwong – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this study was two-fold: to examine the motivational profiles of secondary school students in physical education classes, and to examine the associations between the students' motivational profile characteristics and positive and negative affective experiences. Methods: A total of 1,570 students from Hong Kong were invited…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Secondary School Students, Student Motivation, Correlation
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Koka, Andre; Sildala, Heino – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
Purpose: Guided by the conception that amotivation is a multidimensional construct, the present study aimed to evaluate gender as a moderator of relationships between different dimensions of perceived teachers' controlling behavior and amotivation in high school physical education. Method: A total of 419 students (246 girls and 173 boys) completed…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Student Motivation, Teacher Student Relationship, Physical Education
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Yli-Piipari, Sami; Layne, Todd; Hinson, Janet; Irwin, Carol – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
Purpose: Grounded in the trans-contextual model of motivation framework, this cluster-randomized trial examined the effectiveness of an autonomy supportive physical education (PE) instruction on student motivation and physical activity (PA). Method: The study comprised six middle schools and 408 students (M[subscript age] = 12.29), with primary…
Descriptors: Leisure Time, Physical Activities, Personal Autonomy, Exercise
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Wahl-Alexander, Zachary; Curtner-Smith, Matthew D.; Sinelnikov, Oleg A. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
Purpose: Previous research has indicated that preservice teachers (PTs) and students take part in negotiations during the instructional process which can significantly impact the nature and quality of instruction. The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of a training program on the ability of PTs to negotiate while teaching lessons…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Workshops, Physical Education, Team Sports
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