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Medicine and Health Sciences

Western Michigan University

2008

Physical education

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A Descriptive Analysis Of Undergraduate Pete Programs, Suzan F. Ayers, Lynn D. Housner Jan 2008

A Descriptive Analysis Of Undergraduate Pete Programs, Suzan F. Ayers, Lynn D. Housner

Human Performance and Health Education Faculty Research

The current study describes the nature of physical education teacher education (PETE) programs in the United States. Of the 200 institutions of higher education invited to participate, 116 PETE programs completed a comprehensive questionnaire regarding their undergraduate programs (58% response rate). Respondents reported employing an average of 3.84 (SD = 2.80) full-time and 3.07 (SD = 3.52) part-time faculty members, nearly equal in gender (females = 48%), and overly representative of Caucasians (92% of respondents reported employing a faculty of at least 60% Caucasian). First- and second-year field-based teaching experiences were provided by 77% of respondents. A majority (65 ...