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. 73, No. 8, October

Considerations for Training Beginners on the Use of Treadmills. (Law Review)
Corrigan v. Musclemakers, Inc., D.B.A. Gold's Gym Supreme Court of NewYork, Appellate Division 258 A.D. 2d 861 February 25, 1999 Treadmill use surged in popularity during the 1990s.The Sporting Goods Manufacturing Association (2001) reported...
Effective Use of Interpreters in General Physical Education
Consider the following scenario: Jewahai and Sean are sixth-grade students in a suburban middle school. They are both Deaf, and they came from a magnet elementary school that had 25 Deaf students. Because their elementary school utilized most of...
Motivating Students through Assessment
The following three articles conclude a two-part feature on assessment issues at the elementary school level. In the September issue--after an introduction by feature editor Gary A. Arbogast--Glenna DeJong, C Lee Kokinakis, and Charles Kunlzleman...
Perspectives on Sport Specialization
For many years now, in high schools all around the United States, athletes have increasingly chosen to specialize in one sport. In the late 1980s, Grant Hill wrote or co-wrote a series of reports dealing with the alarming trend of specialization...
Physical Education Activity Preferences of Middle School Students. (Research Works)
Greenwood, Stillwell, and Byars (2001) identify the most-liked and least-liked physical education activities among a population of middle school boys and girls. They point out that administrators often overlook student preferences when making changes...
Reporting Assessment Results to Parents
After an assessment plan has 4 been designed for each domain (psychomotor, cognitive, affective), the issue of what to do with the assessment remains. While assessment can certainly be useful to teachers and administrators internally, for improving...
See You in the Movies? We Hope Not!
How knowledgeable are you about influential figures in physical education? Specifically, are any of the following physical educators familiar to you? Mr. Chapin, Ms. Balbricker, Mr. Meister, Mr. Horn, or Ms. Stoeger. Perhaps you will recognize the...
The Effects of High-Stakes Testing on Elementary School Art, Music, and Physical Education
Quality art, music, and physical education programs contribute significantly to a youngster's overall education (Coleman, 1999; Lambert, 2000; National Association for Sport and Physical Education, 1995; Perrin, 1994; Straub, 1994; Winner &...
Title IX Alert. (News)
The National Association for Girls and Women in Sport (NAGWS) and other women's advocacy organizations are deeply concerned that the Bush administration may be moving to reduce the nation's commitment to girls and women in sport. The concern stems...
Using Assessment Data to Monitor Physical Education Programs
Linda is a middle school physical educator in a district consisting of eight elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school. Linda works hard at providing a high-quality physical education program. She possesses clearly stated learning...
Using Technology in Elementary Physical Education. (Technology Tips)
Technology is an integral part of life and will become increasingly so in the future" (Franks &Wood, 1997, p. 315). As teachers and society become more comfortable with various technologies, it is likely that technology will be implemented in...
Would School Vouchers Benefit K-12 Physical Education? (Issues)
As far as I am concerned, school vouchers are an outdated attempt to replace the governance system. School vouchers encourage public schools to compete for students and for the money they would bring with them. I feel the voucher system would negatively...