Title

Teacher Involvement in the Policy Process: The Key to a Future for the Physical and Health Education Profession

RIS ID

4375

Publication Details

Patterson, J. W. & Rowland, G. S. (1990). Teacher Involvement in the Policy Process: The Key to a Future for the Physical and Health Education Profession. The ACHPER National Journal, 129 (0), 13-18.

Abstract

Despite evidence concerning the need for, and the effectiveness of, school-based physical and health education, the future of the disciplines in present educational climates is not assured. Recent events in New South Wales, Australia, some of which are similar to events in other states, have underlined the need for physical and health educators to become aware of and involved in macro-educational policy processes. Only by entering the policy debates, understanding the anatomy and physiology of the policy processes at all levels of development and implementation, and being able to articulate their position in terms that can be meaningfully received by policy experts and decision makers, will physical and health educators maintain their status quo and continue to develop.