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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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Weemer, Megan Marie; Ayodele, Olabode – Physical Educator, 2021
The health benefits of physical activity are empirically supported and well accepted. However, the relationship between physical activity, physical fitness, and academic performance remains to be clearly established. The purpose of this study was to identify the relationship between physical fitness and academic achievement among a sample of…
Descriptors: Physical Fitness, Academic Achievement, Correlation, High School Students
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Liu, Ting; Capistran, Jaclyn; ElGarhy, Sayed – Physical Educator, 2021
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is characterized by challenges with social communication and the display of restrictive and repetitive behaviors. Research has also shown that children with ASD are behind their typically developing peers in motor skill competence. However, limited studies have used the Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency-2…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Psychomotor Skills, Children
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Tsuda, Emi; Ward, Phillip; Goodway, Jacqueline D. – Physical Educator, 2021
The purpose of this pilot study was to examine the effects of improving a physical education teacher's content knowledge and, in turn, the teacher's instructional effectiveness and student learning in an upper elementary physical education setting. Four classes were randomly assigned to either a comparison condition (n[subscript 4th] = 9 students;…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Teacher Improvement
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Groccia, Steven W.; Moosbrugger, Michelle E.; Mirando, Kevin M. – Physical Educator, 2021
Although the number of homeschool students in the United States has increased to approximately 2 million K-12 students as of spring 2010, there has been limited research on homeschool families and physical education. In particular, investigations of parent perceptions of homeschool physical education programs are lacking. The purpose of this study…
Descriptors: Home Schooling, Parent Attitudes, Physical Education, Comparative Analysis
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Marsh, J. Patrick; Petersen, Jeffrey C.; Judge, Lawrence W. – Physical Educator, 2021
The health and athletic performance benefits of strength training for adolescents have increased the demand for the development and use of strength and conditioning facilities (SCFs) within the high school setting. Despite the growing prevalence of these facilities, research on high school SCFs is limited. Therefore, the purpose of this study was…
Descriptors: Physical Fitness, Muscular Strength, Athletics, High School Students
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Barney, David C.; Prusak, Keven A. – Physical Educator, 2021
When discussing the game of dodgeball, people usually discuss it with fond memories and excitement for the thrill that came from the game. Then there were those who strongly disliked it for reasons that it was embarrassing, hurtful, and just not fun. The game of dodgeball has been played by many students in their physical education (PE) classes,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Physical Education, Kindergarten, Elementary Secondary Education
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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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