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Bulger, Sean; Jones, Emily M.; Taliaferro, Andrea R.; Wayda, Valerie – Quest, 2015
There are persistent concerns in the literature related to recruitment and retention of highly qualified teacher candidates who are capable of achieving contemporary goals and meeting the professional expectations associated with the delivery of quality physical education programs in schools. The purpose of this article is to provide physical…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Recruitment, Best Practices, Literature Reviews
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MacPhail, Ann; Tannehill, Deborah – Quest, 2012
The focus of this article is how to ensure (beginning) teachers' needs as practitioners are part of the discursive dialogue in physical education teacher education programs. We consider the relationship between "structure" and "agency," teachers as "change agents" and refer to "workplace learning" as we…
Descriptors: Faculty, Workplace Learning, Physical Education, Preservice Teacher Education
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Guskiewicz, Kevin M. – Quest, 2011
Increasing physical activity among America's youth is critical in helping to combat chronic diseases such as obesity and diabetes. Therefore, finding the right sporting activities for the youth is important, as is making appropriate biomechanical adjustments or behavior modifications that create a safer means of participation. In this article, the…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Obesity, Athletics, Injuries
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Lounsbery, Monica; Coker, Cheryl – Quest, 2008
Given the known relationship between physical inactivity and chronic disease (US Dept. of Health and Human Services [USDHHS], 2000, 2001), learning more about antecedents for physical activity engagement is an important research priority. In this vein, a number of studies have found a relationship between perceived and actual motor skill…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Elementary Secondary Education, Skill Analysis
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Figley, Grace E. – Quest, 1984
This article discusses the possibilities of moral education through physical education. A brief overview of several moral education programs is presented with an emphasis on Kohlberg's cognitive development approach. An appeal is made to physical educators for greater concern and involvement towards this goal. (Author/DF)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethical Instruction
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Rintala, Jan – Quest, 1998
Discusses whether computer technology should be incorporated into higher education, noting that it is often incorporated without asking whether it is appropriate and under what conditions and for what purposes it should be incorporated. The paper highlights issues surrounding social responsibility, community, and alienation and suggests that…
Descriptors: Alienation, Community, Computer Uses in Education, Distance Education
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Thomas, Katherine Thomas – Quest, 1994
Contributions of motor skill and cognition to sport performance change across age, expertise, and sports. Knowledge and decision making should not limit the development of expertise. Specific strategies for teachers may help students develop expertise. The paper discusses the contribution of knowledge and skill to expertise and its development.…
Descriptors: Athletics, Cognitive Ability, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education