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. 66, No. 3, March

Creating and Implementing Preschool Movement Narratives
Movement narratives can be used to heighten children's imaginations, provide opportunities to express feelings through movement, encourage positive and cooperative interactions with peers, and expand children's movement vocabulary. Young children assemble...
Cultivating Mastery-Oriented Learners - a Matter of Goals
Certain teaching behaviors and classroom structures create a "motivational climate" in which the importance of goals are conveyed and their adoption facilitated. Imagine entering a physical education class and observing the following scenario. Students...
Ethics of Multiple Submissions and Copyright Concerns
Not long ago an author submitted the same manuscript simultaneously to a state journal and to JOPERD. It was published in the state journal at about the same time that the author received an acceptance letter and a copyright release form from JOPERD....
Heart to Heart: Using Heart Rate Telemetry to Meet Physical Education Outcomes
To enhance the quality of public school education, many school districts across the country are developing district-wide graduation and/or performance outcomes. These outcomes describe skill performance students must demonstrate to graduate from high...
Nutrition Knowledge and Eating Practices of Young Female Athletes
Coaches and others who work with athletes must teach young people how to select nutritious foods that will promote a lifetime of good health. Young female athletes' concerns about weight and body image strongly influence their eating practices. Knowledge...
Super Kids Day Classic Games: Two Field Days for Elementary Schools
Two field day concepts, both using homemade equipment, are described in this article. Most schoolchildren already know who can run the fastest, throw the farthest, and jump the longest distance. Two field days, Super Kids Day and Classic Games, are...
The Pocket Reference - a Tool for Fostering Inclusion
A pocket reference can help regular physical educators identify appropriate ways to work with students with disabilities. Harold is a seven-year-old who has mental retardation and cerebral palsy and uses a walker to travel. He is currently included...
Title IX and Sexual Harassment of Student Athletes
Because of the control and power coaches have over athletes, athletic administrators must be particularly aware of the potential for sexual harassment and the federal requirements of Title IX. "Coach, Wife Plead Not Guilty to Arranging Sex With Players"...