Reflecting on the State of U.S. Doctoral PETE Programs � a "Houston, We've Had a Problem?"

van der Mars, Hans
April 2011
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education;Apr2011, Vol. 30 Issue 2, p189
Academic Journal
The article examines the quality of doctoral programs in Sport Pedagogy/Physical Education Teacher Education (D-PETE) in the U.S. It mentions the impact of the collapse of the U.S. and global economies on the financial health of colleges and universities and school districts. It notes that D-PETE programs, PETE programs and K-12 Physical Education programs are systems that are highly interdependent with each other and attempt to maintain a balance to accomplish its tasks effectively. Furthermore, it notes the negative effect of imbalance or disruption in any one of the systems.


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