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ERIC Number: ED549348
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 220
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-2672-6565-4
Stakeholder Knowledge Levels of Coordinated School Health Programs
Minor, Lisa Crouch
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Walden University
Acute and chronic health conditions may be important factors impacting absenteeism and student achievement in schools. Coordinated school health programs can support students who have these conditions. Although such programs have had documented success, implementation can be costly and time consuming. The local problem addressed in this project study was the lack of a coordinated health care approach to school health programs. The theoretical foundation was Bandura's social cognitive self-efficacy theory. The purpose of this qualitative case project study was to examine knowledge of elementary school principals, school board members, and parent representatives in one school district regarding coordinated health care programs. Data were collected through individual and focus group interviews and document analysis. Data were coded, and thematic analysis was used to determine emerging themes. Findings illustrated that participants had no knowledge of elements or models for coordinated school health programs, but most were aware of the health care components currently in place within the school district. The study represents a first important step in implementing coordinated health care in the school district. An informational session regarding the components of a coordinated school health program was developed as a project to provide stakeholders with the knowledge that they will need to implement coordinated health care. The findings and resulting project for this study could affect social change when stakeholders are empowered with implementing a coordinated school health program to help students with chronic and acute conditions and when they can reflect and document how components of that program affect student achievement and absenteeism in schools in this district. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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