Health-education policy interface: the implementation of the Eat Well Be Active policies in schools

Leow, Anthony Chee Siong, Macdonald, Doune, Hay, Peter and McCuaig, Louise (2012) Health-education policy interface: the implementation of the Eat Well Be Active policies in schools. Sport, Education and Society, 19 8: 991-1013. doi:10.1080/13573322.2012.737777


Author Leow, Anthony Chee Siong
Macdonald, Doune
Hay, Peter
McCuaig, Louise
Title Health-education policy interface: the implementation of the Eat Well Be Active policies in schools
Journal name Sport, Education and Society   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1357-3322
1470-1243
Publication date 2012-11-06
Year available 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/13573322.2012.737777
Volume 19
Issue 8
Start page 991
End page 1013
Total pages 23
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher BioMed Central
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract While grappling with their traditional core business of imbuing students with official curricular knowledge, schools have simultaneously, increasing demands to take on health promotion responsibilities. This paper examines the mandated implementation of the Eat Well Be Active (EWBA) Action Plan and its subsidiary ‘Smart’ policies in schools in the state of Queensland, Australia. Within the context of health promotion, the interaction between the health and education policy interfaces was explored. In particular, we paid close attention to the responses of the schools and their staff to the convergence of various health policies within their institutions. Drawing on Bernstein's concept of field, this paper reports our analyses of responses within the reproduction field to the imperatives of the Smart policies. The results suggest that there exists a disjunction between the recontextualising and reproduction fields in terms of the EWBA policy intent and implementation.
Keyword Public health policy
Policy implementation
Obesity
Health and physical education
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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