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Readdy, Tucker; Wallhead, Tristian L. – Physical Educator, 2017
Previous research has documented the presence of implicit and explicit anti-fat bias in preservice physical education teachers (Fontana, Furtado, Marston, Mazzardo, & Gallagher, 2013). Such studies speculate that anti-fat bias can result in discriminatory behavior against overweight or obese physical education students. Discriminatory teacher…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Obesity, Social Bias, Teacher Attitudes
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Braga, Luciana; Liversedge, Philip – Physical Educator, 2017
Background/Purpose: Physical education teacher education (PETE) programs have been encouraged to provide teacher candidates (TCs) with the competencies and dispositions needed to implement a variety of curriculum and instructional models. Likewise, it has been suggested that TCs should have opportunities to practice implementing such models in…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Physical Education, Teacher Education Programs, Athletics
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Webster, Liana – Physical Educator, 2017
Many physical education teacher education (PETE) programs seek to develop teacher candidates' content knowledge through various physical activity courses. However, limited empirical evidence exists linking college physical activity courses to the development of skill or fitness. The purpose of the study was to examine the effects of an educational…
Descriptors: Health Related Fitness, Psychomotor Skills, Athletics, Physical Education Teachers
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Ferkel, Rick C.; Razon, Selen; Judge, Lawrence W.; True, Larissa – Physical Educator, 2017
As obesity rates and physical inactivity levels continue to rise among American youth, the need for quality physical education programs is more important than ever. However, to many observers, physical education is a hindrance to academic time and a subject that does not bring value to the educational system. It is imperative for physical…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Exercise
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Hardy, Richard; Jordan, Torri; Wolf, Allison; Johnson, Matteus; Brand, Jefferson – Physical Educator, 2017
Concussions are a brain injury that affects the athlete on and off the playing field. The aim of our investigation was to give PE teachers another strategy to use in addition to the recommended approaches set forth by national organizations to convey the message to adolescents regarding the negative effects of concussion. Using the website…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Head Injuries, Brain
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Colombo-Dougovito, Andrew Mark – Physical Educator, 2017
Background: Gross motor movement is a vital part of the growing process and ultimately plays a role in a person's ability to lead a physically active life. Researchers have analyzed the different ways in which individuals develop skills. At the heart of that discussion has been gender. Most recently, researchers have focused on the differences…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Gender Differences, Disabilities, Kindergarten
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Hughes, Patricia Paulsen; Ramos, Nilo; Mwarumba, Njoki – Physical Educator, 2017
Purpose: Much of the information physical educators learn about children with disabilities occurs in an introduction to adapted physical education course. Because disabilities often have concomitant medical conditions, it is critical that PE teachers are knowledgeable about risks and safety measures for children with special needs. The purpose of…
Descriptors: Risk, Safety, Disabilities, Children
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Cryan, Mark; Martinek, Thomas – Physical Educator, 2017
The Soccer Coaching Club program used the Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility (TPSR) model in an after-school soccer program for sixth grade boys between 11 and 12 years old in a local middle school. Soccer, as the featured physical activity, provided the "hook" for regular attendance. Desired outcomes included improved…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Males, Grade 6, Team Sports
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Hunt, Kari; Metzler, Michael – Physical Educator, 2017
Recent research has provided preliminary insight into the implementation of Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program (CSPAP) components in P-12 schools, but additional empirical support is needed to establish the CSPAP model as a viable conceptual framework. The purpose of this review is to examine the extent to which the CSPAP framework is…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activity Level, Literature Reviews, Elementary Secondary Education
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Larson, Anne; Galvan, Christine; Hsu, Yun; Giron, Kim – Physical Educator, 2017
The purpose of this research was to contribute to the childhood obesity mitigation literature by determining the PA preferences of obese/overweight (o/o) elementary students who participated in Club Fit!, a school-based PA program designed to engage the students in developmentally appropriate, moderate-vigorous PA and enhance their regard for PA…
Descriptors: Obesity, Child Health, Elementary School Students, Physical Fitness
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Liu, Ting; Breslin, Casey M.; ElGarhy, Sayed – Physical Educator, 2017
Without proper motor assessment, children with autism spectrum disorder may be placed in educational settings that are inappropriate for their motor abilities. However, many practitioners find it challenging to choose which assessment to use to assess these children, especially with the number of instruments available. The purpose of this study…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Psychomotor Skills
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Lodewyk, Ken R.; Muir, Amber – Physical Educator, 2017
Female enthusiasm toward engaging in physical education decreases significantly with age. This has been linked to, among other things, the negative emotional experiences that sometimes occur when learning and participating in a variety of curricular content such as games or fitness activities. Little is yet known about how females' enjoyment,…
Descriptors: Females, High School Students, Emotional Response, Self Efficacy
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Gilreath, Erin Lea; Zupin, Dagny; Judge, Lawrence W. – Physical Educator, 2017
The sport of track and field in the United States has a storied but tumultuous past, especially in women's collegiate athletics. In the late 19th century, it was enjoyed by women at elite colleges in the form of a "field day," but would have trouble surpassing that level, among middle class Whites especially. This hurdle in large part…
Descriptors: Females, Womens Athletics, Physical Education Teachers, College Students
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Chatoupis, Constantine C.; Vagenas, George – Physical Educator, 2017
We investigated the effectiveness of two teaching formats that fall under the canopy of Mosston and Ashworth's (2008) practice style, on fifth grade students' motor skill performance and task engagement. Both formats are also known as station teaching or learning centers. In the teacher-rotated format (TR), the teacher decides the amount of time…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Psychomotor Skills, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness
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Kim, Insook; Ko, Bomna – Physical Educator, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to measure preservice teachers' knowledge of instructional tasks for teaching three manipulative skills in elementary physical education. Method: Data were collected to measure preservice teachers' entry and exit knowledge of instructional tasks that require selecting developmentally and sequentially…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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