ERIC Number: ED429680
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Programme of Health Promotion in Schools: A Handbook of Healthy School Project.
Havlinova, M., Ed.; Kopriva, P.; Mayer, I.; Vildova, Z.
Noting that increasing numbers of elementary schools in the Czech Republic are interested in participating in a program of health promotion for their students, this document outlines the contents of the handbook developed for an integrated program of health promotion in schools. The handbook is described as containing four parts. Part 1 presents the underlying philosophy and integrating principles of health promotion: respect for individual needs in the context of societal needs, and communication and collaboration; and an account of the risks threatening young children's health status. Part 2 contains the health promotion curriculum, with each of three chapters dealing with pillars of health education and promotion upon which the curriculum is built: (1) providing for well being in the school environment; (2) healthy learning through activities enabling direct experience, communication, and cooperation of students; and (3) open partnership between the school and the community. Part 3 provides instructions for schools to create their own curriculum or to revise materials in line with the spirit of this project. Part 4 contains basic documents on the strategies of the European network of health promoting schools and includes the history and implementation of the project. This document also describes the development of the manual and its function in Czech schools, and invites comments on its use and contents. (KB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Czech Republic National Inst. of Public Health, Prague. Rep).
Identifiers - Location: Czech Republic