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Mercier, Kevin; Donovan, Corinne; Gibbone, Anne – Physical Educator, 2020
Students' attitudes toward physical education (PE) affect decisions to be physically active, are affected by the teacher and the curriculum, and become less positive as children get older. Federal funding has been granted to improve physical education programs, yet it is unknown how this funding affects attitudes and decisions to remain active.…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Physical Education, Educational Finance, Federal Aid
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Clevinger, Kristina; Petrie, Trent; Martin, Scott; Greenleaf, Christy – Physical Educator, 2020
Sport involvement may offer physical and psychological benefits to early adolescents beyond those accrued through physical activity (PA). Those benefits, though, may be moderated by gender. The purpose of this study was to examine these potential benefits in a middle school population. The sample consisted of 629 sixth graders enrolled in a…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Athletics, Gender Differences, Physical Fitness
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Hill, Grant M.; Valdez-Garcia, Arturo – Physical Educator, 2020
The purpose of this study was to determine the perceptions of physical educators regarding their accessibility to educational technology, the availability of technical help, and specific obstacles to incorporating technology in their classrooms. Respondents were 201 adapted and general physical education instructors who taught at middle and high…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Technology, Technology Integration
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Deliligka, Stergiani; Syrmpas, Ioannis; Bekiari, Alexandra – Physical Educator, 2020
This mixed methods study examined (a) physical education teachers' self-reported motivational climate and (b) students' perceptions about the motivational climate promoted by their teachers, to identify the coherence between students' and teachers' views from elementary, middle, and high schools. Fifteen PE teachers (9 males, 6 females)…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Student Motivation, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Lower-Hoppe, Leeann M.; Arasim, Ross M. – Physical Educator, 2020
When does the establishment clause end and the free exercise clause begin for public school coaches? As public officials, sport coaches are subject to constitutional restrictions prohibiting the endorsement of religion, which may in turn infringe upon their rights as private citizens. In the case of Joseph A. Kennedy v. Bremerton School District…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Athletic Coaches, Religion, Civil Rights
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Chen, Chih-Chia; Holmes, Megan E.; Wood, Katie; Ryuh, Yonjoong; Kulinna, Pamela Hodges – Physical Educator, 2020
Physical educators play a key role in role modeling to students within the school context. Therefore, there is a need to understand whether current physical education teacher education (PETE) provides sufficient knowledge and practice to prepare preservice educators to be successful. Thirty PETE preservice teachers (23 males, 7 females, aged…
Descriptors: Literacy, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Physical Education Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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Sibley, Benjamin – Physical Educator, 2020
In the process of educating physically literate individuals, physical educators are tasked with assessing health-related fitness of their students. It is essential to identify or develop appropriate field tests of muscular power for use in physical education settings. This study assessed jumping power in a sample of fourth, sixth, and eighth…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Grade 4, Grade 6, Grade 8
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Stewart, Craig; Koch, Alex – Physical Educator, 2020
The education of all coaches is an important issue regardless of the level. However, it is assumed that coaches at the college level have significant advantages over coaches at other levels. This study investigated that assumption in determining the educational demographics of coaches in a college Division I conference in the western United…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, College Faculty, Athletic Coaches, College Athletics
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Pennington, Colin G.; Curtner-Smith, Matthew; Wind, Stafanie – Physical Educator, 2020
This study examined the effect of a physical education teacher's apparent age on middle school students' learning and perceptions of the teacher. Two hundred seventy-three middle school students were randomly assigned to view one of two virtually identical films of swimming lessons taught by the same teacher. During the young appearance lesson…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Age Differences, Middle School Students, Early Adolescents
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Davis, Liana – Physical Educator, 2020
Teachers are expected to follow appropriate practices within their content areas. For physical education (PE) teachers, many of these practices are outlined in the Society of Health and Physical Educators' (SHAPE America, 2009) Appropriate Instructional Practice Guidelines, K-12. This study examined the extent to which undergraduate physical…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Educators, Preservice Teacher Education
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Neutzling, Misti; Pratt, Erica; Parker, Melissa – Physical Educator, 2019
A constructivist approach to learning in teacher education has been widely accepted. Yet little is known about constructivist environments within physical education teacher education (PETE). The purpose of this study was to examine the perspectives of PETE preservice teachers with respect to instructional strategies designed to reflect…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Barney, David C.; Pleban, Francis T.; Lewis, Terrance – Physical Educator, 2019
The purpose of this study was to explore grade-level differences (7th, 8th, and 9th) among junior high school students' perceptions of the effects of participation in physical education (PE) class on individual environmental stress. The role of physical activity as a stress reduction tool has been well documented. However, physical activity as a…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Junior High School Students, Grade 7, Grade 8
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Pritchard, Tony; Hansen, Andrew; Grossman, Hannah; Williams, Matthew; Loomis, Sherrie – Physical Educator, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of the Sport Education Tactical Model (SETM) on game performance, content knowledge, and physical activity levels of university students enrolled in badminton. Thirty-eight university students completed 19 lessons. Pre- and posttests consisted of a 15-min, video recorded singles badminton…
Descriptors: Racquet Sports, Physical Education, College Students, Performance
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Lysniak, Ulana; Gibbone, Anne; Silverman, Stephen – Physical Educator, 2019
This study described the strategies used by expert teachers to instruct low motor skill students in physical education classes. The method was extensively pilot tested. Eleven physical education teachers took part in the study. Data were collected via observations, field notes, interviews, and nonstructured informal interviews. Two major themes…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Physical Education, Psychomotor Skills, Physical Education Teachers
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Lodewyk, Ken R. – Physical Educator, 2019
The assessment of physical literacy is vital and challenging for researchers and practitioners. Passport for Life is a Canadian global practitioner-based, formative, criterion-referenced assessment of physical literacy that is recorded in an online program. Students complete eight assessments divided across four broad categories of physical…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, High School Students, Grade 10
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