Collaboration within the context of the Healthy School Approach (HSA): The case of a disadvantaged elementary school in Quebec

  • Marie-Claude Rivard Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
  • Rollande Deslandes Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
  • Charlotte Beaudoin Université d'Ottawa

Abstract

This case study focuses on the groundwork aiming at developing school-family-community collaboration in the deployment of the HSA in a low socio-economic status elementary school. Two theoretical models - the HSA and Hoover-Dempsey et al. (1997, 2010) models - guided the analysis of five discussion groups (N=31) regarding their perceptions of the place of health in school and of parents' and educators' health related practices to support HSA deployment and to establish the pathway to a better school-family-community collaboration. The school is committed to health despite its low economic status. Encouragement, modeling and teaching are the perceived practices or actions.

Keywords: healthy school, perceptions, practices, collaboration, stakeholders.

Author Biographies

Marie-Claude Rivard, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Département des sciences de l'éducation
Rollande Deslandes, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Département des sciences de l'éducation
Charlotte Beaudoin, Université d'Ottawa
Faculté des sciences de la santé
Published
2012-01-17
How to Cite
Rivard, M.-C., Deslandes, R., & Beaudoin, C. (2012). Collaboration within the context of the Healthy School Approach (HSA): The case of a disadvantaged elementary school in Quebec. Canadian Journal of Education/Revue Canadienne De l’éducation, 34(4), 158-176. Retrieved from https://journals.sfu.ca/cje/index.php/cje-rce/article/view/860
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