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Graber, Kim C.; Woods, Amelia Mays; Killian, Chad M.; Richards, K. Andrew R.; Rhoades, Jesse L. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2020
Purpose: The landscape of physical education has shifted in the 30 years since Metzler and Freedman's seminal study examining the demographics of physical education teacher education faculty. Changes in the structure of physical education and academia justify an updated investigation, with particular emphasis on the gender and institutional…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Gender Differences, Teacher Education Programs
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Wang, Yubing; Chen, Ang – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2020
Purpose: This study aimed to determine the extent to which a concept-based physical education curriculum, specifically the Science of Healthful Living (SHL) curriculum, influenced middle school students' knowledge, motivation for physical education (PE) and physical activity (PA), and out-of-school PA. Methods: A static group comparison design was…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Physical Education, Middle School Students, Knowledge Level
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Romar, Jan-Erik; Ferry, Magnus – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2020
Purpose: This study was framed with an explorative approach in which preservice classroom teachers (PCTs) participated in physical education learning activities. The purpose was to investigate the construction of their practical knowledge. Methods: Data collection was integrated into a methods course and included a written text assignment in which…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Physical Education Teachers, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Knowledge Level
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Graber, Kim C.; Richards, K. Andrew R.; Killian, Chad M.; Woods, Amelia Mays – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2020
Purpose: Grounded in occupational socialization theory, the purpose of this investigation was to examine U.S. physical education teacher education faculty members' work role preferences, how their actual work role responsibilities compare to institutional expectations, and differences in these preferences and responsibilities based on gender and…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Education, Teacher Role, Preferences
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Lodewyk, Ken; McNamara, Lauren – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2020
Purpose: This study assessed students' levels and associations between recess enjoyment, positive affect, environmental factors, and activity preferences overall and as a function of gender and developmental level. Methods: An online survey was used to gather data from 464 students in Grades 4-8 from nine elementary schools in southwestern…
Descriptors: Recess Breaks, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Preferences
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Ayers, Suzan F.; Woods, Ameial Mays – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Background/Purpose: This aspect of this study examined physical education teacher education (PETE) program coordinators' perspectives on their role in student recruitment, including common recruitment strategies and their effectiveness, perceived barriers to engaging in program recruitment, and commonly used marketing strategies. Method: Data were…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Educators, Teacher Attitudes
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Templin, Thomas J.; Graber, Kim C.; Richards, K. Andrew R. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Physical education teacher education is at a "tipping point" in history, where the survivability of the profession in many institutions of higher education may be in question. This monograph reflects an initial attempt to understand recruitment and retention in physical education teacher education programs from the perspective of program…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Student Recruitment, Academic Persistence
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Kern, Ben D.; Ayers, Suzan F.; Killian, Chad M.; Woods, Amelia Mays – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Background/Purpose: Student retention in physical education teacher education (PETE) programs is critical to promoting high-quality physical education in schools. This aspect of the current study was to investigate PETE program coordinators' perceptions of their role in the process of retaining students within their programs. Method: Thirty-six…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Teacher Education Programs, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers
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Richards, K. Andrew R.; Graber, Kim C. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Background/Purpose: Teacher educators must help students overcome faulty beliefs they developed through acculturation while also retaining highly qualified candidates through to graduation. This aspect of this study sought to understand physical education teacher education program coordinators' perspectives about their role in the process of…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Teacher Role, Teacher Attitudes, Academic Persistence
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Richards, K. Andrew R.; Killian, Chad M.; Graber, Kim C.; Kern, Ben D. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
The preceding chapters of this monograph have served to situate the study of physical education teacher education recruitment and retention within relevant literature and theory. This chapter outlines the sequential explanatory design methods, whereby participants in an online survey were selected using stratified random sampling to participate in…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Student Recruitment, Academic Persistence
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Ward, Philip – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Recruiting, teacher preparation, and acquiring teaching jobs can be viewed as a pipeline. The function of the pipeline is to provide competent and qualified physical education teachers to teach in our nation's schools. On the exit end of the pipeline, jobs for physical education teachers are plentiful. At the entry level to the pipeline, the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Student Recruitment, Physical Education Teachers, Employment
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Richards, K. Andrew R.; Templin, Thomas J. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Chapter 2 (see EJ1202568) overviewed the teacher pipeline and documented some of the challenges faced by the physical education profession in relation to teacher education recruitment and retention. Given declining program enrollments and the elimination of some once-prominent programs, a theory of action is recommended for understanding how the…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Student Recruitment, Academic Persistence
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Woods, Amelia Mays; Ayers, Suzan F. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
There are several factors that contribute to the shrinking supply of teachers. Fewer individuals are pursuing teaching as a career; in the United States, for example, teacher education enrollments plunged 35% between 2009 and 2014 (Berry & Shields, 2017). In direct relation to the decrease in students entering preservice teaching, fewer…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Supply and Demand, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs
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Kern, Ben D.; Richards, K. Andrew R.; Ayers, Suzan F.; Killan, Chad M. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Background/Purpose: Physical education teacher education (PETE) programs have experienced enrollment decline, leading some PETE faculty to consider increasing efforts to recruit new students to their programs. This aspect of the current study sought to investigate PETE program coordinators' perceptions of possible causes for decreased PETE…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Enrollment Trends, Student Recruitment
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Ward, Jeffery Kurt; Hastie, Peter A.; Strunk, Kamden – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of ability grouping on game performance and physical activity levels of elementary school students during an invasion game. Method: Forty-eight fifth-grade students (22 girls) participated in eight games of "Over the Line Ball." Four of these games saw students in…
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Performance, Physical Activity Level, Physical Education
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