Flying the ‘Active School Flag’: physical activity promotion through self-evaluation in primary schools in Ireland

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/247788
Title:
Flying the ‘Active School Flag’: physical activity promotion through self-evaluation in primary schools in Ireland
Authors:
Chróinín, Déirdre Ní; Murtagh, Elaine; Bowles, Richard
Citation:
Flying the ‘Active School Flag’: physical activity promotion through self-evaluation in primary schools in Ireland 2012, 31 (3):281 Irish Educational Studies
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis Group
Journal:
Irish Educational Studies
Issue Date:
11-Sep-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/247788
DOI:
10.1080/03323315.2012.710066
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03323315.2012.710066
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Primary schools are key sites where children can be active, advance their knowledge and understanding of how to participate in physical activity (PA) and develop an appreciation of its importance in their lives. This study explored the role of schools in promoting PA asking: how do primary schools approach the promotion of whole-school PA? Data submitted by 21 schools as part of a self-evaluation PA initiative were included in a secondary analysis using an inductive thematic approach. Schools’ approaches to PA promotion were more structured and inclusive, illustrating what schools valued and what they viewed as feasible within their contexts and resources. Self-evaluation and self-improvement processes can contribute to the promotion of whole-school PA in primary schools. While changes to school practices that better reflect educational policy on PA promotion are encouraging, the long-term impact of the self-evaluation process merits further investigation.
Keywords:
HEALTH PROMOTION; CHILD HEALTH; PHYSICAL ACTIVITY; EDUCATION
ISSN:
0332-3315; 1747-4965

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorChróinín, Déirdre Níen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMurtagh, Elaineen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBowles, Richarden_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-09T13:48:50Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-09T13:48:50Z-
dc.date.issued2012-09-11-
dc.identifier.citationFlying the ‘Active School Flag’: physical activity promotion through self-evaluation in primary schools in Ireland 2012, 31 (3):281 Irish Educational Studiesen_GB
dc.identifier.issn0332-3315-
dc.identifier.issn1747-4965-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/03323315.2012.710066-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/247788-
dc.descriptionPrimary schools are key sites where children can be active, advance their knowledge and understanding of how to participate in physical activity (PA) and develop an appreciation of its importance in their lives. This study explored the role of schools in promoting PA asking: how do primary schools approach the promotion of whole-school PA? Data submitted by 21 schools as part of a self-evaluation PA initiative were included in a secondary analysis using an inductive thematic approach. Schools’ approaches to PA promotion were more structured and inclusive, illustrating what schools valued and what they viewed as feasible within their contexts and resources. Self-evaluation and self-improvement processes can contribute to the promotion of whole-school PA in primary schools. While changes to school practices that better reflect educational policy on PA promotion are encouraging, the long-term impact of the self-evaluation process merits further investigation.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis Groupen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03323315.2012.710066en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Irish Educational Studiesen_GB
dc.subjectHEALTH PROMOTIONen_GB
dc.subjectCHILD HEALTHen_GB
dc.subjectPHYSICAL ACTIVITYen_GB
dc.subjectEDUCATIONen_GB
dc.titleFlying the ‘Active School Flag’: physical activity promotion through self-evaluation in primary schools in Irelanden_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Educational Studiesen_GB
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