Principal Investigator: Sarah Flicker.
The project focuses on what people can learn from the perspective of teachers about the implementation and enactment of a controversial updated health curriculum in Canada's largest province. The interdisciplinary team brings together researchers with backgrounds and expertise in environmental studies, education, public health, women's studies, youth studies, sociology, social work and nursing from across the province. An action research approach has been adopted that draws from the fields of curriculum studies, public health, policy studies, gender and sexuality studies, as well as equity studies. The team recently published their research report: Changing the Rules: Ontario Teacher Reflections on Implementing Shifting Health and Physical Education Curricula co-authored by Sarah Flicker, Marilou Gagnon, Jen Gilbert, Adrian Guta, Katie MacEntee, Vanessa Oliver, Chris Sanders, Alanna Goldstein, Hannah Maitland, Karine Malenfant, Martha Newbigging, Sarah Switzer, Daya Williams and John Antoniw. The project is funded by an Insight Development Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. (SSHRC).