Who is teaching Health Education in secondary schools in Western Australia?

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Location: Mount Lawley, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
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Project Outline:

Research has repeatedly highlighted the marginal positioning of Health Education (HE) in schools and that teachers’ level of preparedness to deliver essential health learning differs based on qualifications, training and experience.  Research also shows, however, that HE is heralded globally as a significant contribution to the health and wellbeing of young people.

To be effective as a conduit to support and strengthen safe, healthier and more physically active living, teachers who are competent, confident and who feel comfortable is key to quality HE.

This research project will administer a survey to practicing teachers to investigate their level of qualification to teach HE and their experiences delivering HE in secondary schools and the presence of HE on the school timetable.

Research questions:

  • Who is delivering Health Education in secondary schools in Western Australia?
  • How is Health Education timetabled in lower secondary schools in Western Australia?
  • What are some of the challenges that impact the delivery of Health Education in lower secondary schools in Western Australia?
  • What experiences support quality Health Education in lower secondary schools in Western Australia?

Desired skills: Quantitative research skills.

Project Area: Secondary Health Education

Supervisor(s): Dr Helen AdamElizabeth Jackson- BarrettAssociate Professor Matthew Byrne

Project level: Masters

Start date: Ongoing

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