James Mandigo weighs in on heated health & physical education curriculum issues

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James Mandigo weighs in on heated health & physical education curriculum issues

Published on June 27 2012


With issues still on the table, James Mandigo along with other representatives from Ophea are addressing issues affecting the health and physical education curriculum that is currently being offered to Ontario students. 

James Mandigo is the co-director of the Centre for Healthy Development at Brock, and studies the development of life skills through sport and physical education to help promote physical literacy and active lifestyles. He recently returned from a two-week field experience with 20 Brock students in El Salvador. The course focused on using physical education to prevent youth violence and increase physical literacy in a country with one of the highest youth homicide rates in the world. 

The issues facing the Ontario government have continued to mount, following the death of Ottawa teenager Jamie Hubley, the public demanded for the curriculum to be released to update the curriculum being taught to Ontario students. (Read the Op-Ed article by James Mandigo here)

The government has continued to stall in releasing the full curriculum, calling for alternative action. You can read the full article featuring the comments from James Mandigo at thespec.com.

James Mandigo
James Mandigo

Co-Director, Centre for Healthy Development
Ophea President