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Wight, Daniel – Health Education, 2008
Purpose: This paper seeks to explore the theoretical bases for teacher-delivered and peer-delivered sexual health promotion and education. Design/methodology/approach: The first section briefly outlines the main theories informing sexual health interventions for young people, and the second discusses their implications for modes of delivery.…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Health Promotion, Sexuality, Health Education
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Fletcher, Adam; Harden, Angela; Brunton, Ginny; Oakley, Ann; Bonell, Chris – Health Education, 2008
Purpose: The limited evidence of effectiveness of existing teenage pregnancy strategies which focus on sex education, together with growing evidence that factors such as poor school ethos, disaffection, truancy, poor employment prospects and low expectations are associated with teenage pregnancy, has increased interest in interventions which…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Pregnancy, Work Experience, Disadvantaged
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Mooney, Ann; Boddy, Janet; Statham, June; Warwick, Ian – Health Education, 2008
Purpose: The purpose of the paper is to consider the opportunities and difficulties in developing health-promotion work in early years settings in the UK. Design/methodology/approach: As the first study of its kind conducted in the UK, a multi-method approach was adopted involving: an overview of health-related guidance and of effective…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Health Personnel, Foreign Countries, Health Education
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Rowe, Fiona; Stewart, Donald; Patterson, Carla – Health Education, 2007
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to develop a framework to demonstrate the contribution of whole school approaches embodied by the health-promoting school approach, to the promotion of school connectedness, defined as the cohesiveness between diverse groups in the school community, including students, families, school staff and the wider…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Democracy, Social Sciences, Physical Environment
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Sun, Jing; Stewart, Donald – Health Education, 2007
Purpose: The purpose of the population-based study in the paper is to report on progress in formulating instruments to measure children's resilience and associated protective factors in family, primary school and community contexts. Design/methodology/approach: In this paper a total of 2,794 students, 1,558 parents/caregivers, and 465 staff were…
Descriptors: Caregiver Attitudes, Personality, Factor Structure, Student Surveys
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Sun, Jing; Stewart, Donald – Health Education, 2007
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe a study which investigated the relationship between the "health-promoting school" (HPS) approach and social capital and tested the proposition that the implementation of an HPS intervention leads to a significant improvement in HPS features and social capital. Design/methodology/approach:…
Descriptors: Intervention, Economic Status, School Size, Measures (Individuals)
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Turner, Katrina M.; Hill, Malcolm; Stafford, Anne; Walker, Moira – Health Education, 2006
Purpose: The paper sets out to describe how children from disadvantaged areas perceive their communities and actively negotiate threats in their lives. Design/methodology/approach: A total of 60 interviews and 16 discussions groups were held with 8 to 14-year-olds sampled from four deprived communities located in the West of Scotland. Participants…
Descriptors: Juvenile Gangs, Disadvantaged Youth, Foreign Countries, Gender Differences
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de Meyrick, Julian; Yusuf, Farhat – Health Education, 2006
Purpose: Despite widespread anti-smoking campaigns, prevalence and the consequent damage to the community remains high and are therefore of concern to health educators. Several studies have identified a clear socio-economic status gradient in smoking prevalence. One purpose of this paper is to re-examine this gradient to assist in the more…
Descriptors: Expenditures, Economic Status, Smoking, Family (Sociological Unit)
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Marks, Ray – Health Education, 2005
Purpose: The first aim of this review article is to systematically summarise, synthesise, and critically evaluate the research base concerning the use of two art forms, namely, dance-based exercises and Tai Chi, as applied to people with arthritis (a chronic condition that results in considerable disability and, particularly in later life,…
Descriptors: Intervention, Well Being, Art, Foreign Countries
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de Meyrick, Julian – Health Education, 2005
Purpose: The intention of this paper is to encourage debate among ethical researchers on this very important issue. Research necessary to underpin health education and health promotion is often controversial and often involves vulnerable populations such as young people and children. It is essential that the rights of these respondents are…
Descriptors: Medical Research, Health Education, Health Promotion, Research Projects
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Gray, Paul; Seddon, Toby – Health Education, 2005
Purpose: To report on findings from the evaluation of two innovative community-based prevention projects in the UK targeted at children disaffected from school, one involving football the other horticulture. Design/methodology/approach: Qualitative inquiry focusing on three areas: "theories of change" underpinning the projects; referral…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Team Sports, Program Effectiveness, Horticulture
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Cotugna, Nancy; Vickery, Connie E. – Health Education, 2005
Purpose: The purpose of the Nutrition Education Students and Teachers (NEST) project was to develop a model of collaboration between University of Delaware dietetics students and elementary teachers to promote nutrition education in the classroom. Design/methodology/approach: Junior and senior level students in a nutrition education course…
Descriptors: Education Courses, Health Education, Dietetics, Science Fairs
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Barnes, Jonathan – Health Education, 2005
Purpose: Current research in both cognitive neuroscience and what has been called "positive psychology" point to the need for wholesale reappraisal of what happens in schools, especially with regard to the wellbeing of children. Seeks to examine this issue. Design/methodology/approach: Reviews and discussion of research by the World…
Descriptors: Psychology, School Policy, Health Education, Creative Activities
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Williams, Geoffrey C.; Markakis, Kathryn M.; Ossip-Klein, Deborah; McIntosh, Scott; Tripler, Scott; Grady-Weliky, Tana – Health Education, 2005
Purpose: To provide a rationale regarding the importance of physician behavior change counseling. To describe the double helix behavior change curriculum at the University of Rochester (UR). To provide initial evidence that the curriculum is effective. Design/methodology/approach: Evidence that physician use of the 5A's model is effective in…
Descriptors: Medical Students, Student Behavior, Physicians, Health Behavior