JOPERD--The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance

The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD) is a monthly journal owned and published since 1896 by the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (AAHPERD) headquartered in Reston, Va. JOPERD is AAHPERD's largest, most frequently published, and most wide-ranging periodical. It is AAHPERD's cornerstone journal, reaching 12,000+ members and subscribers, providing information on a variety of health, physical education, recreation and dance issues. Subscribers are professionals supporting those involved in physical education, leisure, fitness, dance, health promotion, sport and education—all specialties related to achieving a healthy lifestyle. The region covered by this journal is the US.Recent issues of JOPERD have included articles on teaching strategies, fitness, legal issues, assessment, dancing, teacher education, adapted physical education, leisure for older adults, the use of technology, and ethics and gender equity in sports and physical education. In January 2002, JOPERD featured an article on the benefits of physical exercise in reducing breast cancer risk. In April 2007, JOPERD ran a series of articles on obesity, including the mental aspects of obesity, early childhood obesity intervention and online sources of information on the epidemic. In October 2009, JOPERD included an article on the gender gap in youth sports, particularly in urban communities. This was based on the results of Go Out and Play: Youth Sports in America, a comprehensive study based on two nationwide surveys of youth sports participation. Michael T. Shoemaker is the Editor, and Laura Stecker is the Associate Editor. Contributing editors are Derrick Mears, Ferman Konukman, Thomas H. Sawyer and Susan F. Ayers.

Articles from Vol. 80, No. 9, November-December

AAHPERD 1986-2009: A Retrospective: Although the Alliance Has Evolved throughout the Years, AAHPERD's Mission Remains the Same
An understanding of the history of AAHPERD is important in that it explains "who" we are and the chronology of events that brought us to this point in time. In his 1828 dictionary, Noah Webster defined "history" as "a narration of events in the order...
AAHPERD Chronicle 1986-2010
ANGELA LUMPKIN Years Presidents Convention Major Event Gulick Award Locations During the Recipients Year of Each President's...
A Checklist for Designing and Evaluating Physical Education Program Web Sites; a Well-Designed Web Site Can Promote a Positive Image of Your Physical Education Program
The use of the Internet as both an informational and educational tool is increasingly important in schools (Swann, 2006). However, while most schools currently have web sites that inform their communities about what is happening in their various programs...
High School Physical Education Students' Heart Rates during Different Activities
What Was the Question? Researchers have found that different types of activities taught in physical education demonstrate a wide range of intensities, with team games eliciting the highest percentage of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA),...
Integrating Motor-Learning Concepts into Physical Education Using Guided Discovery to Address NASPE Standard 2: Students Must First Learn How to Learn
Mrs. Jones, an elementary physical education teacher, was teaching dribbling. She said to her students, "I want you to use your fingertips when you dribble, not your palm. In your personal space, practice dribbling." Mrs. Jones watched Samantha dribble...
Lest We Forget the Service They Rendered: An Oral History Project Conducted from 1987 to 1991 Reveals AAHPERD Professionals' Important Contributions to Allied Success in World War II
In October 2000, the U.S. Congress unanimously passed legislation to create the Veterans History Project, an effort to preserve veterans' wartime experiences. As a result, individuals who rendered military service both abroad and on the home front...
Men Play, Women Work
It is generally accepted that cardiovascular exercise improves energy levels, boosts self-esteem, increases metabolism, reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease, and has many other positive effects on the body and mind. According to the American...
Supervision on Recreational Outings
On June 30, 2003, eight-year-old Tara Sweeny attended a minor league baseball game of the Quad City Bandits at John O'Donnell Stadium as a part of a field trip with the summer Playgrounds Program of the Bettendorf Parks and Recreation Department in...
The Sport Education Tactical Model: Who Says You Must Use One Model at a Time?
An instructional model is a "plan or pattern that can be used to shape curriculums (long-term courses of studies), to design instructional materials, and to guide instruction in the classroom or other settings" (Joyce & Weil, 1980, p. 1). Metzler...
What's in It for Me?
Over the past 25 years or more in higher education, I have seen many trends come and go. The world of education is filled with buzz words and ideas that define a given time period in educational theory and thought. As the profession progresses into...
"Why Did You Cut Me?" Preparing Coaching Education Students for the Team Selection Process: These Steps Can Help Coaches Deal with This Stressful Process in an Effective, Fair, and Sensitive Manner
Team selection is a crucial task for high school coaches and one that should receive close attention in coaching education programs. The national standards for sport coaches (National Association for Sport and Physical Education, 2006) recognize the...