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Kern, Ben D.; Richards, K. Andrew R.; Graber, Kim C.; Templin, Thomas J.; Housner, Lynn D. – Quest, 2021
Teacher change in physical education has long been called for; however, current theoretical models guiding the change process do not address contextual aspects of the teaching workplace. Occupational Socialization Theory (OST) addresses contextual factors related to change but omits individual teacher characteristics that develop independently of…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Behavior, Behavior Change, Models
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Richards, K. Andrew R.; Kern, Ben D.; Ayers, Suzan F.; Mays Woods, Amelia; Graber, Kim C. – Quest, 2021
In line with trends in general education, physical education teacher education programs have faced lowering enrollments over the last few decades. These circumstances have led to the closure of some PETE programs while faculty members at others have been called to increase recruitment and retention efforts to reverse the negative enrollment…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Education, Declining Enrollment, Student Recruitment
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Blackshear, Tara B.; Culp, Brian – Quest, 2021
Calls to transform the initial Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) standards to reflect social justice have garnered little attention. Recent events have magnified the racial injustices inflicted upon Black people in America and their ability to participate as full equals in a society influenced and characterized by white supremacy. Using…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Social Justice, African American Students
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Landi, Dillon; Walton-Fisette, Jennifer L.; Sutherland, Sue – Quest, 2021
In this critical reflection, we consider physical education policy research in the United States (U.S.) using a sociocritical lens. Our aim is to extend the discussion and critiques of physical education policy research by exploring how it is conducted in the U.S. Instead of asking 'What is physical education policy research?', we are more…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Physical Activities
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Nuzzo, James – Quest, 2021
In 1973, Harriet Williams published in "Quest" on volunteer bias (self-selection bias) in kinesiology research. Williams' evidence-based commentary included a discussion on sex differences in volunteerism. More recently, some exercise and sports scientists (ESS) have suggested "investigator" bias explains the lower proportion…
Descriptors: Volunteers, Gender Differences, Researchers, Sampling
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McFadden, Carrie – Quest, 2021
Increased exercise correlates with positive health outcomes in college women. Many women do not get the recommended physical activity during college. The purpose of this study was to analyze whether regular use of wearable exercise technology (i.e., smartphones, dedicated devices) during exercise was associated with increased exercise behaviors.…
Descriptors: Females, Technology, Exercise, Health Behavior
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Thomas, Jafra D.; Uwadiale, Akuekegbe Y.; Watson, Nikki M. – Quest, 2021
Thirty-nine years ago, Bain and Poindexter (1981) implored higher educators of kinesiology to develop curricula that prepare students to use what they learn in practical ways. Lay resource material, however, often fails to meet metrics for adequate-to-optimal readability, regardless of who produces them. Research suggests that many people trained…
Descriptors: Kinesiology, Readability, Communication (Thought Transfer), Scholarship
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Deutsch, Joe – Quest, 2021
The National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education's (NAHKE) efforts to connect professionals to share our strategies and passions for success within kinesiology are more valuable than ever before and developing emotionally intelligent leaders and administrators is very important. For the 30th Delphine Hanna Commemorative Lecture, the…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Kinesiology, Higher Education
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Clark, Langston – Quest, 2021
In the 40th Annual Dudley Allen Sargent Lecture, I dared the field of kinesiology with its various subdisciplines to be at the center of systematic and individual change in the values, behaviors, and functions of higher education. It is not meant to be a harsh critique of kinesiologists, but is rooted in the belief that the field of kinesiology is…
Descriptors: Kinesiology, Higher Education, Educational Change
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Nuzzo, James L. – Quest, 2020
Anecdotally, exercise science has experienced substantial growth in the past 20 years. Limited descriptions of this growth exist. In the current report, the author describes the number of exercise science bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees awarded in the United States from 2002-03 to 2016-17. Data were retrieved from the National Center…
Descriptors: Exercise Physiology, Educational Trends, Academic Degrees, Bachelors Degrees
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Lee, Yomee; Yoon, Inae – Quest, 2020
The purpose of the study was to explore race consciousness among South Korean college students amid the shifting sociocultural dynamics in South Korea and aimed to reveal how their race consciousness intersected with sport. This study was guided by arguments advanced by scholars in Black studies, Whiteness studies, and Critical Race Theory (CRT).…
Descriptors: Race, College Students, Athletics, Asians
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Krause, Jennifer M.; O'Neil, Kason; Jones, Emily – Quest, 2020
Teacher education programs have been tasked with the responsibility to develop educators who can successfully infuse technology into their teaching. Despite standards-based expectations, a plethora of technology infusion opportunities, and the importance of faculty roles as models and teachers, physical education teacher education (PETE) programs…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Physical Education, Teacher Education, Technology Integration
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Gawrisch, Daniel P.; Richards, K. Andrew R.; Killian, Chad M. – Quest, 2020
Physical education teacher education (PETE) programs are encouraged to develop teachers capable of delivering technology integrated learning experiences. Technological pedagogical content knowledge provides a framework for integrating technology into teacher education programs. Occupational socialization theory describes an educator's recruitment,…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Technological Literacy, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Richards, K. Andrew R.; Kern, Ben D.; Housner, Lynn D.; Templin, Thomas J. – Quest, 2020
Physical education teachers face considerable sociopolitical challenges that can impede quality instruction and complicate recruitment into the profession. Physical education teacher education faculty members may not be prepared to address these challenges during their doctoral education. Accordingly, the purpose of the paper was to utilize the…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Socialization, Teacher Competencies, Doctoral Programs
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Szlosek, Philip A.; Guyer, Mary Susan; Barnum, Mary G.; Mullin, Elizabeth M. – Quest, 2020
The objective of this study was to explore the factors of professional readiness in the healthcare field of athletic training. We used a qualitative research design based in grounded theory. Participants included newly certified athletic trainers and athletic training supervisors from collegiate, secondary school, and emerging work settings. After…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, Athletics, Allied Health Personnel, Allied Health Occupations Education
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