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Duren, Dustin; Layne, Todd Estel; Bray, Niki; Irwin, Carol C. – Physical Educator, 2021
As time transforms education, methodology also needs to adapt to course instruction. However, instructors face a challenge to be effective while meeting each student's learning needs. One such need for students today is the implementation of technological approaches to learning. The purpose of this study was to determine the perceptions of a new…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Instructional Innovation, Technology Uses in Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Kipp, Lindsay E.; Meaney, Karen S.; Griffin, L. Kent – Physical Educator, 2021
We explored children's physical activity level and psychosocial outcomes in a service-learning program. The program, taught by preservice physical educators, engages children in fun activities within a mastery motivational climate (MMC). Forty-two children in grades K-4 wore accelerometers during two 90-min sessions, resulting in 84 data points.…
Descriptors: Mastery Learning, Service Learning, Motivation, Program Effectiveness
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Barney, David C.; Pleban, Francis T.; Gishe, Jemal – Physical Educator, 2021
The incorporation of music in the physical education (PE) environment during physical activity has been shown to be beneficial for participants. Karageorghis et al. (1999) created a conceptual framework focusing on asynchronous music, identifying four factors important to a given piece of music: rhythm response, musicality, cultural impact, and…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Music, Team Sports, Junior High School Students
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Miller, John J.; Bronson, Rachel; Barr, Millie; Kilcrease, Collin – Physical Educator, 2021
Jordan McNair, a 19-year-old freshman offensive lineman at the University of Maryland, collapsed during outdoor spring practice. Testimony from witnesses at the practice revealed that McNair exhibited signs of extreme exhaustion (Dinich, 2018). Additionally, witnesses indicated that he showed difficulty standing in an upright position while…
Descriptors: College Athletics, Athletes, Exercise Physiology, Death
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Pennington, Colin G. – Physical Educator, 2021
This article outlines a brief review of literature of occupational socialization theory. Specific to physical educators, occupational socialization theory examines the ways individuals are recruited into, prepared for, and socialized in the profession. It represents a dialectical perspective on socialization, acknowledging that educators are…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Socialization, Influences, Doctoral Programs
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Flaws, Jerry – Physical Educator, 2021
Extracurricular high school sports are a major part of the educational experience of students at Strathmore High School (SHS), and coaches play a vital role in meeting the philosophy of education-based athletics by designing an athletics program that adheres to the mission statement of SHS ("Empowering a community of accomplished and caring…
Descriptors: Athletic Coaches, High School Students, Student Athletes, Student Attitudes
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Judge, Lawrence W.; Skalon, Tonya; Schoeff, Makenzie A.; Powers, Shannon; Johnson, James; Henry, Brandon; Burns, Ashley; Bellar, David – Physical Educator, 2021
While most law enforcement agencies recognize the importance of physical fitness for their officers and encourage them to maintain an adequate level of fitness, many find it difficult to implement a fitness program successfully. Prior studies and literature support the implementation of community-centered fitness initiatives. The purpose of this…
Descriptors: Police, College Students, Physical Fitness, Service Learning
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Atasoy, T.; Pekel, Aydin – Physical Educator, 2021
This study investigated the relationship between quality of life level and social appearance anxiety levels of physically disabled boccia athletes. The population of 2018-2019 Boccia Championships for the Physically Disabled Turkey was invited to participate (N = 97 athletes), and sampling was determined by simple random sampling (n = 83); data…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Anxiety, Physical Disabilities, Athletes
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Johnson, Josiah; Daum, David; Norris, Jason – Physical Educator, 2021
During the spring of 2020, school districts across the United States were required to shift to distance learning modalities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic forced schools to close their doors to face-to-face instruction and quickly shift to an online format. While online education is prevalent in the United States, it only serves about…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Distance Education, COVID-19
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Wright, Paul M.; Henert, Shaine; Looney, Marilyn A. – Physical Educator, 2021
Research indicates physical education can foster personal and social development. However, few studies have examined teacher beliefs about delivering this aspect of the curriculum. To move research and practice forward, it is important to understand educators' self-efficacy beliefs. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to examine the…
Descriptors: Correlation, Self Efficacy, Individual Development, Social Development
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Meléndez Nieves, Anthony; Estrada Oliver, Luis; Vargas, Alexis – Physical Educator, 2021
The purpose of this study was to examine physical education (PE) preservice teachers' (PSTs) experiences applying the teaching personal and social responsibility model (TPSR) at the elementary level. Fuller's (1969) theory of concern development served as a framework for this study. A purposive sample of nine PSTs (3 females, 6 males), majoring in…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Undergraduate Students, Physical Education, Physical Activities
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Lynch, Brandy M.; Krause, Jennifer M.; Douglas, Scott – Physical Educator, 2021
One of the most important stages in preservice teacher training is the student teaching experience. The university supervisor (US) plays an integral role in this developmental stage by maintaining a connection between the cooperating teacher, student teacher (ST), and the university. While the traditional method of observing STs has been found to…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Student Attitudes, Observation, Classroom Observation Techniques
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Mellor, Christopher; Gaudreault, Karen; Fadale, Colleen – Physical Educator, 2020
This study examined two physical educators/coaches' (one veteran and one induction) perceptions of their two roles. Role socialization theory (Richards, 2015) was used to determine how different roles are socially constructed and contextually bound, how individuals are socialized into their roles, and how socialization affects others' view of the…
Descriptors: Experienced Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Physical Education Teachers, Socialization
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Iwaki, Sadaomi; Sato, Takahiro; Tsuda, Emi; Wyant, James – Physical Educator, 2020
The purpose of this study was to describe Japanese elementary classroom teachers' experiences of teaching gymnastics in physical education. This study used a descriptive qualitative approach, grounded in the classroom ecological model, using in-depth, semistructured interviews about teaching gymnastics in physical education. Five teachers (4…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Physical Education, Athletics
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Santiago, José A.; Kim, Minhyun; Pasquini, Erica; Roper, Emily A. – Physical Educator, 2020
Service-learning (SL) has become a popular teaching strategy to work with individuals with disabilities in adapted physical education/ physical activity (APE/APA) courses. Despite the increasing popularity of the use of SL in APE/APA courses, little is known about kinesiology students' experiences in these contexts. This study examined kinesiology…
Descriptors: Adapted Physical Education, Kinetics, Student Experience, Service Learning
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