Online Program

Evaluation of School Performance after Attending Health Promoting School Accreditation Award Scheme in Taiwan

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 : 10:50 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.

Kai-Yang Lo, PhD, Center for General Education, National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung 80424, Taiwan
Fu-Hui Lee, PhD, Department of Older Care, Central Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taichung City 40601, Taiwan
Fu-Li Chen, Ph.D., Department of Public Health, Fu Jen Catholic University, New Taipei City, Taiwan
OBJECTIVES: Taiwan has established a health promoting school accreditation system (HPSAS) and completed the second time HPS accreditation in 2014. The accreditation award scheme includes six standards which are school’s health policies, school’s physical environment, school’s social environment, healthy life skill-oriented teaching and action, community relations, health services. The goal of HPSAS is to evaluate the school performance. Thus, the study main aim is to examine the scoring results of HPS accreditation scheme framework

METHODS: A total of 96 schools participated in this study. 47 scoring elements in six standards for school performance was calculated. Descriptive statistics, one way ANOVA and Scheffe’s post hoc test were design to decide if significant differences existed.

RESULTS: The study had two important findings. Firstly, the highest average score in six standards was health services, and the lowest was healthy life skill-oriented teaching and action. Secondly, schools with smaller and larger size significantly provided better healthy life skill-oriented teaching and action than those schools with middle size.

CONCLUSIONS: The study found life skill-oriented teaching strategies need to be enhanced in school health education. It is a challenge in widespread use the health education curriculum which is design with life skill-oriented and student-centered in the future. Furthermore, teachers shall participate in life skill training to enhance pedagogical competence.

Learning Areas:

Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related education
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
Evaluate the scoring results of health promoting school accreditation scheme framework to examine the school performance. Analyze the average score in six elements by using descriptive statistics, one way ANOVA and Scheffe’s post hoc test.

Keyword(s): School-Based Health, Health Assessment

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Kai-Yang Lo, The assistant professor of Center for General Education of National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan. The co-principal investigator of Health Promoting School Accreditation Award Scheme in Taiwan.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.