Healthy Schools, Healthy Futures - Make Your School a Health-Promoting Community

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Healthy Schools, Healthy Futures

Make Your School a Health-Promoting Community

By: Andy Anderson, James Mandigo and Doug Gleddie

Print (Paperback)

ISBN 978-1-55077-191-6
Edition 1st
Year 2018
Page Count 192

$ 39.95

Description

Our schools have the power to equip the new generation with the requisite skills to make healthy choices for life. Schools can also serve as hubs that support health initiatives and promote broader community development. But none of this will happen on its own.

Healthy Schools, Healthy Futures is for educators seeking ways to transform their schools into vibrant, health-promoting communities. The authors not only explain why health promotion in schools is so important, they provide case studies from coast to coast of teachers and administrators advancing this cause, engaging more students, and raising academic grades at the same time.

Table of Contents

1. Health Education in Our Schools


Chapter Features Include:
  • Success Story: Teaching with Health in Mind: Crossing the Volcano
    By John Corlett
  • Case Study
    By Amanda Stanec

2. Health-Promoting Schools


Chapter Features Include:
  • Success Story: Aquatic Lifesaving in the Caribbean
    By Andy Anderson
  • Case Study
    By Doug Gleddie

3. Instruction and Learning


Chapter Features Include:
  • Success Story: Hope Blooms
    By Jane McNulty
  • Case Study
    By Amanda Stanec

4. The Physical Environment and Health-Promoting Schools


Chapter Features Include:
  • Success Story: Mohawk Gardens Public School — Reimagining a School Environment
    By Christa Costas-Bradstreet
  • Success Story: Belgravia Elementary School's Naturalization Project
    By Kim Sanderson
  • Case Study
    By Doug Gleddie

5. The Social Environment of Health-Promoting Schools


Chapter Features Include:
  • Success Story: Treeline Public School
    By Carol Scaini
  • Success Story: Really Teaching Social Justice
    By Dr. Finney Cherian
  • Case Study
    By Amanda Stanec

6. Social Supports and Healthy Schools


Chapter Features Include:
  • Success Story: Six Nations Reserve Healthy Schools Project
    By June Sowden (Six Nations Reserve) and Nancy Francis (Brock University)
  • Case Study
    By Doug Gleddie

7. Looking to the Futures


Chapter Features Include:
  • Ever Active Schools: A Provincial Example (Alberta)
    By Doug Gleddie
  • Healthy Schools: A Provincial Example (Ontario)
    By the Ontario Health and Physical Education Association (Ophea)
  • Apple Schools — Comprehensive School Health Works (A Provincial Example)
    By Marg Schwartz
  • Healthy School Communities (A National Example)
    By Physical and Health Education Canada (PHE Canada)
  • Antigua Champions for Health-Promoting Schools (An International Example)
    By Dr. Joanna Sheppard
  • Final Thoughts
    By James Mandigo

8. Epilogue


     Bibliography
     Index

About the Authors

Andy Anderson

Associate Professor, Elementary (Physical and Health Education), O.I.S.E., University of Toronto
[1996–2007]

Andy Anderson was a distinguished author and scholar in the health and physical education field. He published extensively in the area of health-promoting schools and made presentations to teachers and academics around the world. Andy passed away from brain cancer in August, 2007.

James Mandigo

Vice Provost and Professor, Department of Kinesiology, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, Brock University
James Mandigo’s research focuses on youth and the development of life skills through physical education and sport. He is a past president of Ophea and has earned numerous awards, including an Award for Distinguished Teaching and an Award for Teaching Excellence.

Doug Gleddie

Associate Professor, Department of Elementary Education, Faculty of Education, University of Alberta
Doug Gleddie’s research includes physical literacy, teacher education, and narratives of movement and physical education. He is a past director of Ever Active Schools and a recent winner of the Provost’s Award for Undergraduate Teaching Excellence.

Acknowledgements

Dr. Finney Cherian, University of Windsor
Dr. John Corlett, MacEwan University
Christa Costas-Bradstreet, CCB Consulting, Burlington
Dr. Nancy Francis, Brock University
Ashley Johnson, Queen’s University
Kim Sanderson, Edmonton Parks and Recreation
Carol Scaini, Treeline Public School
Marg Schwartz, APPLE Schools
Dr. Joanna Sheppard, University of the Fraser Valley
June Sowden, Six Nations Reserve
Dr. Amanda Stanec, Move Live Learn
Ontario Physical and Health Education Association (Ophea)
Physical and Health Education Canada (PHE Canada)