February 2018



JOPERD: Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

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  February 2018 (Volume 89, Issue 2)

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Free Access Article
Breaking From Traditionalism: Strategies for the Recruitment of Physical Education TeachersBreaking From Traditionalism: Strategies for the Recruitment of Physical Education Teachers
Kason O’Neil & K. Andrew R. Richards

This article uses occupational socialization theory as the framework for discussing how breaking away from traditional recruitment strategies may be necessary to keep physical education teacher education program thriving. To address this point, current recruitment practices in physical education teacher education are critiqued.

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The Adopt-a-School Service-learning Program: Igniting Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs through School and University Partnerships
Jenny Linker, Kristen Ford, Julie Knutson, & Hailey Goplen

The purpose of this article is to provide an up-to-date, comprehensive review of the theoretically framed research on CTs’ classroom-based PA promotion and consider the implications of this research for the design of in-service professional development (PD) trainings that can be used to maximize staff involvement in CSPAPs.

Using Plickers as an Assessment Tool in Health and Physical Education Settings
Lena Chng & Rachel Gurvitch

The purpose of this article is to introduce the use of Plickers, a formative and/or summative assessment tool. The Plickers assessment tool has the potential to help in assessing cognitive and affective domain performances among our students within health and physical education settings.

Practical Strategies for Enhancing Doctoral Students’ Preparedness to Teach
K. Andrew R. Richards, Oleg Sinelnikov, & Jenna Starck

This article proposes a progressive approach to helping physical education teacher education doctoral students gain experience in the role of teacher educator. We acknowledge socialization factors, discuss activities, and describe the role of larger university and professional structures.

The Necessity of Physical Activity in Kinesiology Degree Programs
Tyler G. Johnson & Gregg Twietmeyer

The purpose of this article is to articulate the nature of the term by (a) offering a philosophical justification (other than health) for including physical activity coursework and/or experiences in kinesiology degree programs, (b) specifying a definition of physical activity, and (c) then examining what it means to “practice” physical activity.

Developing a Staff Physical Activity Program at Your School: Implementing the Lesser-Used Component of the CSPAP Model
Katherine Langley & Pamela Hodges Kulinna

The purpose of this article is to explore staff physical activity programs in the school setting, describe a viable option for a staff walking program in an elementary school, and determine elementary school staff members’ participation and perceptions in one such specifically designed program.

Using Sport Education in a University Physical Activity Course
Zachary Alexander-Wahl & Danielle Blocker

The purpose of this article is to outline and describe a physical conditioning course that utilized the Sport Education model, and emphasized outside engagement to instill an enjoyment for physical activity. The primary objectives of Sport Education are to provide an authentic sporting experience and to create students who are enthusiastic, literate and competent consumers of sport.


Recent Rulings from the Courts Affecting HPERD Professionals: Dugouts as a Hazard in High School Baseball
Mike Stocz & Min Hyun Kim

A high school baseball player sued a high school on the grounds of premises liability after being struck by a foul ball in his own dugout, which the player argued was too close to the actual field of play.

Vision Boxes: An Inexpensive Way to Assess Learning in Elementary-Age Children
Schecyl M. Santiago-Lugo & Francis M. Kozub

This article introduces the use of vision boxes as an assessment tool in physical education. It also describes how to make the boxes, followed by additional uses for this learning tool.

A Statewide Model to Include Children with Visual Impairments into Physical Education and After School Sports
Lauren J. Lieberman

Over the past three years, New York State has taken steps to systematically train teachers, parents, and the children with visual impairments regarding the necessary steps to take to get involved in physical education and after school sports. The purpose of this editorial is to share what has been done in New York in hopes that other states will adopt this model.

Less is More: Thoughts on Simplifying and Personalizing Teacher Education
Aaron Beighle

This article advocates for simplicity and an emphasis on relationship building, all while preparing teachers within the confines of current bureaucracy. While the author’s area of emphasis is Physical Education the ideas presented in the article may transfer to other areas including Health Education Teacher Education (HETE) as well.