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Whatman, Susan; Thompson, Roberta; Main, Katherine – Health Education, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to suggest how well-being messages are recontextualized into school-based contexts from an analysis of national policy and state curricular approaches to health education as reported in the findings of two selected case studies as well as community concerns about young people's well-being.…
Descriptors: Well Being, Educational Environment, Health Education, Teaching Methods
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Pucher, Katharina K.; Candel, Math J. J. M.; Boot, Nicole M. W. M.; de Vries, Nanne K. – Health Education, 2017
Purpose: The Diagnosis of Sustainable Collaboration (DISC) model (Leurs et al., 2008) specifies five factors (i.e. project management, change management, context, external factors, and stakeholders' support) which predict whether collaboration becomes strong and stable. The purpose of this paper is to study the dynamics of these factors in a study…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Comprehensive School Health Education, Sustainability, Educational Cooperation
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O'Toole, Catriona – Health Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to scrutinise two ostensibly disparate approaches to school-based mental health promotion and offer a conceptual foundation for considering possible synergies between them. Design/methodology/approach: The paper examines current conceptualisations of child and youth mental health and explores how these inform…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Health Promotion, Health Education, Intervention
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Ollis, Debbie; Harrison, Lyn – Health Education, 2016
Purpose: The health promoting school model is rarely implemented in relation to sexuality education. This paper reports on data collected as part of a five-year project designed to implement a health promoting and whole school approach to sexuality education in a five campus year 1-12 college in regional Victoria, Australia. Using a community…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Mentors, Health Promotion, Surveys
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Valois, Robert F.; Lewallen, Theresa C.; Slade, Sean; Tasco, Adriane N. – Health Education, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to report the formative evaluation results from the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Healthy School Communities (HSC) pilot project. Design/methodology/approach: This study utilized 11 HSC pilot sites in the USA (eight sites) and Canada (three sites). The evaluation question was…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Pilot Projects, Best Practices, Program Implementation
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Gardner, Belinda; Ollis, Debbie – Health Education, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to add to the evidence of best practice in the implementation of the Health Promoting Schools (HPS) framework by examining the process of creating readiness for change in a large international school in South-East Asia. Using a settings-based approach and guided by readiness for change theory the data…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Educational Change, International Schools, Mixed Methods Research
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Macnab, Andrew J.; Gagnon, Faith A.; Stewart, Donald – Health Education, 2014
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to summarize a consensus statement generated on the current challenges, strategies, and potential of health promoting schools (HPS) at a 2011 colloquium at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study where 40 people from five continents came together to share their global and regional experience surrounding…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Fundamental Concepts, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation
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Deschesnes, Marthe; Drouin, Nathalie; Tessier, Caroline; Couturier, Yves – Health Education, 2014
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to understand how a Canadian intervention based on a professional development (PD) model did or did not influence schools' capacities to absorb a Healthy School (HS) approach into their operations. This study is the second part of a research project: previously published results regarding this research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intervention, Professional Development, Capacity Building
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Lee, Albert; Keung, Vera Mei-wan; Lo, Amelia Siu-chee; Kwong, Amy Chi-ming; Armstrong, Erin Sophie – Health Education, 2014
Purpose: Successful implementation of Health Promoting Schools (HPS) depends on putting the model in the schools' context for both health improvement and school improvement. HPS can only be effective if the change can be sustained over an extended duration. The purpose of this paper is to discuss development of the HPS process by University…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Health Promotion, School Effectiveness, Self Evaluation (Groups)
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Orme, Judy; Jones, Matthew; Salmon, Debra; Weitkamp, Emma; Kimberlee, Richard – Health Education, 2013
Purpose: Health promotion programmes are widely held to be more effective when the subjects of them actively participate in the process of change. The purpose of this paper is to report on an evaluation of the Food for Life Partnership programme, a multi-level initiative in England promoting healthier nutrition and food sustainability awareness…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Public Health, Student Participation, Intervention
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Larsen, Torill; Samdal, Oddrun; Tjomsland, Hege – Health Education, 2013
Purpose: Over the past decades numerous policies, programmes and interventions have been undertaken to increase students' participation in physical activity in school. Research shows that intervention effects are mostly related to the way in which the program or policy is implemented, nevertheless, few studies have focused on the implementation…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Physical Activities, Time Management, Barriers
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Griebler, Ursula; Nowak, Peter – Health Education, 2012
Purpose: Participation is a core value for health promoting schools. Student participation at schools is often implemented in various forms of councils. The aims of this article are to summarise the effects of student participation in student councils, to show who benefits most and to discuss characteristics that make student councils effective.…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Student Participation, Student Government, Social Environment
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Simovska, Venka; Carlsson, Monica – Health Education, 2012
Purpose: With the aim of contributing to the evidence base on school-based health promotion, the authors discuss the outcomes and processes of a European intervention project aiming to prevent obesity among children (4-16 years) and promote their health and well-being, titled "Shape Up: a school-community approach to influencing determinants…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Research Design, Obesity, Physical Activities
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Saaranen, Terhi; Sormunen, Marjorita; Pertel, Tiia; Streimann, Karin; Hansen, Siivi; Varava, Liana; Lepp, Kadi; Turunen, Hannele; Tossavainen, Kerttu – Health Education, 2012
Purpose: This paper aims to present the baseline results of a research and development project targeted to improve the occupational well-being of school staff and maintain their ability to work, in Finland and Estonia. It reveals the most problematic factors in the various aspects of the school community and professional competence and outlines…
Descriptors: Surveys, Action Research, Foreign Countries, Well Being
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Ioannou, Soula; Kouta, Christiana; Charalambous, Neofytos – Health Education, 2012
Purpose: This paper seeks to discuss the rationale of the newly reformed health education curriculum in Cyprus, which aspires to enable not only teachers, but also all the school personnel, to work from the perspective of health promotion. It is a curriculum which moves from the traditional approach of health education focusing on individual…
Descriptors: Health Education, Health Promotion, Foreign Countries, School Personnel
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