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Velardo, Stefania; Drummond, Murray – Health Education, 2019
Purpose: Health literacy is a key international public health goal. Conceptualising health literacy as an asset highlights the importance of fostering a health literate youth for the benefit of future generations, yet research has predominantly focused on examining adults' and older adolescents' health literacy. This presents a gap for…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Nutrition, Literacy, Knowledge Level
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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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Hoeeg, Didde; Grabowski, Dan; Christensen, Ulla – Health Education, 2018
Purpose: To treat childhood obesity, health education interventions are often aimed at the whole family. However, such interventions seem to have a relatively limited effect on weight loss. The purpose of this paper is to examine how families enrolled in a family-based health education intervention manage the intervention in their daily lives and…
Descriptors: Intervention, Obesity, Child Health, Health Promotion
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Paakkari, Olli; Torppa, Minna; Villberg, Jari; Kannas, Lasse; Paakkari, Leena – Health Education, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore Finnish adolescents' subjective health literacy (HL) in association to school achievement, learning difficulties, educational aspirations, and family affluence. Design/methodology/approach: Nationally representative data were collected in Finland as a part of the international Health Behaviour in…
Descriptors: Health Education, Health Promotion, Learning Problems, Academic Achievement
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Murphy, Christina; Barry, Margaret M.; Nic Gabhainn, Saoirse – Health Education, 2018
Purpose: School-based programmes face a variety of personal, environmental and organisational challenges to implementation. Stakeholders can provide crucial contextual information to improve implementation. The purpose of this paper is to explore teachers' perspectives on implementation through a bottom-up participatory process.…
Descriptors: Health Education, Program Implementation, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Kostenius, Catrine; Hallberg, Josef; Lindqvist, Anna-Karin – Health Education, 2018
Purpose: The use of modern technology has many challenges and risks. However, by collaborating with schoolchildren, ideas to effectively promote health and learning in school can be identified. The purpose of this paper is to examine how a participatory approach can deepen the understanding of how schoolchildren relate to and use gamification as a…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Learning Processes, Phenomenology, Risk
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Simbar, Masoumeh; Aarabi, Zeinab; Keshavarz, Zohreh; Ramezani-Tehrani, Fahimeh; Baghestani, Ahmad Reza – Health Education, 2017
Purpose: Insufficient physical activity leads to an increase in chronic diseases. Skills-based health education methods are supposed to be more successful than traditional methods to promote healthy behaviors. Skills-based health education is an approach to create healthy lifestyles and skills using participatory methods. The purpose of this paper…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, School Health Services, Health Promotion
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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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Darlington, Emily Joan; Simar, Carine; Jourdan, Didier – Health Education, 2017
Purpose: Implementing health promotion programmes in schools is key to improving children's health and well-being but difficulties in achieving expected results are often reported in the research literature. Discrepancies between expected and achieved outcomes can originate from differences in contexts. Understanding how interactions between…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Health Education, High Schools, Interviews
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Pickett, Karen; Rietdijk, Willeke; Byrne, Jenny; Shepherd, Jonathan; Roderick, Paul; Grace, Marcus – Health Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to understand early career teachers' perceptions of the impact of a pre-service health education programme on their health promotion practice in schools and the contextual factors that influence this. Design/methodology/approach: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 14 primary and secondary trainee…
Descriptors: Health Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Semi Structured Interviews, Elementary School Teachers
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Thomas, Felicity; Aggleton, Peter – Health Education, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to contribute to the evidence base to support whole school approaches. Design/methodology/approach: The authors conduct a review of published evaluations and evidence syntheses across six areas in the international health-promoting schools literature. Findings: Although whole school approaches are often…
Descriptors: Educational Methods, Health Education, Holistic Approach, Literature Reviews
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Carlsson, Monica – Health Education, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of the paper is to contribute to the conceptualization and discussion of professional competencies needed for supporting the development of the whole-school approach in school health promotion (SHP). Design/methodology/approach: The paper is based on a conceptual synthesis of literature, guided by a theoretical perspective on…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Competence, Professional Development, School Health Services
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Ormshaw, Michael James; Kokko, Sami Petteri; Villberg, Jari; Kannas, Lasse – Health Education, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to utilise the collective opinion of a group of Finnish experts to identify the most important learning outcomes of secondary-level school-based health education, in the specific domains of physical activity and nutrition. Design/ Methodology/ Approach: The study uses a Delphi survey technique to collect the…
Descriptors: Health, Outcomes of Education, Health Education, Literacy
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Nakiwala, Aisha Sembatya – Health Education, 2016
Purpose: Health education that integrates community participation is essential for malaria control. However, children's participation is not generally as active as that of adults, thus turning children into recipients, as opposed to partners in malaria control. The purpose of this paper is to develop a better understanding of how children can…
Descriptors: Health Education, Diseases, Disease Control, Case Studies
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Jourdan, Didier; Simar, Carine; Deasy, Christine; Carvalho, Graça S.; McNamara, Patricia Mannix – Health Education, 2016
Purpose: Health and education are inextricably linked. Health promotion sits somewhat uncomfortably within schools, often remaining a marginal aspect of teachers' work. The purpose of this paper is to examine the compatibility of an HP-initiative with teacher professional identity. Design/methodology/approach: A qualitative research design was…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Professional Identity, Qualitative Research, Semi Structured Interviews
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