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. 77, No. 4, April

Best Practices in University-Community Partnerships: Lessons Learned from a Physical-Activity-Based Program; Whatever the Program, Following Certain Principles Will Improve the Likelihood for Collaborative Success
Universities have a civic responsibility to address the current needs in society. To that end, they have attempted various forms of university-community collaborations with schools, community agencies, and neighborhood organizations that serve children,...
Coach Education Online: The Montana Model; Taking Advantage of the Internet Can Facilitate the Education of Coaches
Ensuring that athletic programs have well-prepared coaches is one of the continuing challenges in sport. Professionals in coach education, athletic programs, and sport organizations routinely confront the need for more coaches. Finding and retaining...
Conferences & Workshops
April 26, 2006. NASPE's First Annual Book Writers' Workshop, Salt Lake City, UT. The National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) will hold its first annual Book Writers' Workshop from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. for anyone interested in learning...
Exercise Training in Obese Children and Adolescents
What Was the Question? The objective of this study (Watts, Jones, Davis, & Green, 2005) was to examine what is known about the effects of exercise on body composition, haemodynamic and metabolic variables, cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength,...
Financing Facilities 101: Public Funding, Private Funding, Hard Taxes, Soft Taxes-Welcome to the Complex World of Facilities Financing
Funding the development of sport facilities, whether for not-for-profit organizations, public schools, private schools, colleges and universities, or professional franchises, has become a major financial challenge. The greatest challenge for sport...
Introduction
The general mission of the Council on Physical Activity and Recreation Venue Design and Management (PARVDM), a component of the American Association for Physical Activity and Recreation (AAPAR), is to promote the creation of policies, standards, and...
Planning and Designing Facilities: From a High School Football Field to a Professional Stadium, Successful Facilities Development Requires Careful, Step-by-Step Planning
Before one begins the planning process for a new facility, it is important to determine whether there is a need for a new facility. The demand for new and better facilities can be based on increases in the number of users, the type of users, or the...
Sexual Harassment and Due Process
Gomes v. University of Maine 365 F.Supp.2d 6 Federal District Court Maine April 8, 2005 Simpson v. University of Colorado 372 F.Supp.2d 1229 Federal District Court Colorado March 31, 2005 In separate incidents that happened...
Teacher Radar: The View from the Front of the Class; Is Your Radar on? Is It in Good Working Order?
In a middle school physical education class, the late bell has rung. Three seventh-grade students rush into their squad lines, noisily sliding into their places while throwing a wadded up piece of paper back and forth between themselves. The teacher...
The Physical Educator's Lead in Improving School Wellness
When the Child Nutrition and Women, Infants, and Children Reauthorization Act of 2004 became law, schools began to accept more responsibility for educating students about the need for establishing good nutritional habits and engaging in daily physical...
Tips to Increase Girls' Participation in Flag Football Units
Results from the School Health Policies and Programs Study of 2000 indicated that flag football is offered as a regular part of the physical education curriculum in 81 percent of schools nationwide. The same study revealed that 32.6 percent of schools...
Using Narratives to Enhance Moral Education in Sport: Stories Can Model Integrity, as Well as Teach How to Think through a Dilemma
Stories play an integral role in our lives. They provide a context for us, a backdrop against which to measure our efforts. We learn through these stories or narratives--about the world, our ancestors, and our geographic region. We learn about values,...
Web-Based Surveys Undermine Title IX
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is intended to prevent discrimination based on sex in publicly funded educational institutions. Soon after its passage, Christine Grant (1977), former Women's Athletic Director of the University of Iowa,...
When Does an Incident of Student Academic Misconduct, within a Professional Preparation Program, Pass from "Ignore," to "Reprimand," to "Expel"?
In any academic setting, ignoring student academic misconduct sends the wrong message to the guilty students and any other student that knows about the misconduct. The reprimand that follows academic misconduct should be based on the severity of the...