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Rowe, Fiona; Stewart, Donald – Health Education, 2011
Purpose: A comprehensive whole-school approach has emerged as a promising model for building connectedness in the school setting. The health-promoting school model, through its whole-school orientation and attention to the school organizational environment, identifies structures and processes that influence school connectedness. This paper aims to…
Descriptors: School Culture, Focus Groups, Foreign Countries, Health Education
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Thomas, Melinda; Rowe, Fiona; Harris, Neil – Health Education, 2010
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to examine the factors that characterise effective school-community partnerships that support the sustainability of school health initiatives applied within a health-promoting schools approach. Design/methodology/approach: The study used an explanatory case study approach of five secondary schools…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Interviews, Foreign Countries, School Personnel
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Rowe, Fiona; Stewart, Donald; Somerset, Shawn – Health Education, 2010
Purpose: Schools are widely accepted as having the potential to make substantial contributions to promoting healthy eating habits in children and adolescents. This paper aims to present a case study from an Australian school of how a whole-school approach, planned and implemented through a health promoting school framework, can foster improved…
Descriptors: Evidence, Qualitative Research, School Activities, Health Promotion
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Rowe, Fiona; Stewart, Donald – Health Education, 2009
Purpose: School connectedness, or a sense of belonging to the school environment, is an established protective factor for child and adolescent health, education, and social well-being. While a comprehensive, whole-school approach that addresses the school organisational environment is increasingly endorsed as an effective approach to promote…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Health Promotion, School Community Relationship, Foreign Countries
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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