A major portion of Catherine Ennis’s scholarship and career was devoted to developing culturally relevant physical education curricula for K–12 students. She held a strong conviction that the efficacy of a curriculum lies in its ability to enhance students’ knowledge and skills of most worth for their lives. The approach she adopted for curriculum development is an evidence-supported curriculum-design process through which a curriculum is put to the rigorous process of intervention research to determine its efficacy. In this article the authors reflect on the experiences they had with her in these curriculum interventions, share the ideas and practices in the research as Ennis envisioned, and discuss challenges and solutions in conducting large-scale, school-based curriculum intervention studies.
Ang Chen, Bo Shen and Xihe Zhu
Peter W. Grandjean, Burritt W. Hess, Nicholas Schwedock, Jackson O. Griggs and Paul M. Gordon
Kinesiology programs are well positioned to create and develop partnerships within the university, with local health care providers, and with the community to integrate and enhance the activities of professional training, community service, public health outreach, and collaborative research. Partnerships with medical and health care organizations may be structured to fulfill accreditation standards and the objectives of the “Exercise is Medicine®” initiative to improve public health through primary prevention. Barriers of scale, location, time, human resources, and funding can be overcome so all stakeholder benefits are much greater than the costs.
Blake D. McLean, Donald Strack, Jennifer Russell and Aaron J. Coutts
improve player health and broaden medical knowledge on the condition that the NBPA will be provided with notice prior to any such access and gives its consent. 24 This provision allows for research partnerships with external organizations such as universities. Although these partnerships are becoming
Tracy Nau, Karen Lee, Ben J. Smith, William Bellew, Lindsey Reece, Peter Gelius, Harry Rutter and Adrian Bauman
. Developments in National Physical Activity Policy: an international review and recommendations towards better practice . J Sci Med Sport . 2004 ; 7 ( 1 suppl 1 ): 93 – 104 . doi:10.1016/S1440-2440(04)80283-4 10.1016/S1440-2440(04)80283-4 15214607 48. Giles-Corti B , Whitzman C . Active living research
Sharon E. Taverno Ross
) primarily Mexican-origin or low-income/Head Start families. This may be reflective of the origin/background of the majority of U.S. Latinos (i.e., Mexican origin) or simply an issue of convenience (research partnerships with Head Start centers). However, examining different Latino subgroups or children not