Vol. 8 No. 1 (2016): Revue phénEPS-PHEnex Journal
Bon été après une bonne lecture!
Enjoy the summer after a good read!
Four articles are included in the Feature section of this issue of Revue phénEPS-PHEnex Journal.
In the article, “The Role of CSH Principal in Knowledge Sharing and Use,” Erica Roberts and her colleagues from the University of Alberta share their research on important part the school principal plays in the implementation of strategies within the comprehensive school health framework. In particular, they emphasize the principal’s role in ensuring knowledge is shared with parents of students.
Karen Berezowski and Daniel Robinson from St. Francis Xavier University tapped the perspectives of four students to formulate their article entitled, “The Yoga 11 Experience: Case Study of an Alternative Physical Education Course.” Through the analyses of in-depth interviews, the authors shared insights into the impact that participation in this yoga class had on the overall health of these students. They remind the reader of the importance of providing a range of physical activity alternatives to meet the goals of physical education.
In the article, “Creating Healthy Schools and Student Engagement: The Got Health? Initiative,” Steven Berg, Sally Willis-Stewart, and Stephanie Kendall from the University of British Columbia Okanagan examine the use of student-led inquiry projects designed to engage students in making healthy changes in their school environment. Findings emphasized the importance of students feeling a sense of connection to their school as they endeavour to make change.
Timothy Baghurst from Oklahoma State University and his colleagues, share their research in their article “Objective Measures of PETE Student Achievement and Maintenance of Physical Activity and Fitness.” These authors examined the possibility of the use of accelerometers as an equitable alternative to fitness testing physical education teacher education students for program accreditation purposes. Results showed promising potential and the need to continue research on this alternative measurement strategy.