Will They Sink or Swim? New Zealand Youth Water-Safety Knowledge and Skills
UNIVERSITY OR ORGANISATION: Human Kinetics
This article examines the practical and theoretical knowledge of New Zealand youth, identifies gaps in the understanding of water safety by these same youth, and suggests ways of addressing the shortcomings. When analyzed by gender, socioeconomic status, and ethnicity, the lack of water-safety knowledge among males, youth from low socioeconomic-status schools, and Pacific Islands and Asian students was consistent and pronounced. The author discusses the implications of these shortcomings for youth drowning risk and recommends ways to address inequities in the provision of water-safety education in schools.
JOURNAL / PUBLICATION
International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education