Author (the book reviewer): Gheorghe Dumitru
Sports medicine primary doctor, Constanta, Romania.
Two professors from West Chester University (WCU), Pennsylvania, Matthew Cummiskey and Frances Cleland Donnelly, well-known and experienced personalities in the field of wellness, more exactly in training future school wellness educators, have recently launched the first edition of a very different and special book, entitled Elementary School Wellness Education. An Integrated Approach to Teaching the Whole Child. A work originating in, and inspired and based on both WSCC (Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child) and SHAPE America (Society of Health and Physical Educators) models and programs, but exclusively addressing to those teaching health education and/or physical education to the elementary school students.
The idea underlying this interesting and necessary work is that time has already come for “for elementary health education and physical education to evolve to a new style of instruction”. A type of instruction called School Wellness Education (SWE), and designed to better meet the needs and fundamental interests of our days generations of elementary school students.
Key words: School Wellness Education, health, physical education, physical education, students