ERIC Number: EJ1059945
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 62
Pre-Service Teacher Training in Health and Well-Being in England: The State of the Nation
Byrne, J.; Shepherd, J.; Dewhirst, S.; Pickett, K.; Speller, V.; Roderick, P.; Grace, M.; Almond, P.
European Journal of Teacher Education, v38 n2 p217-233 2015
This paper presents findings from a survey of pre-service teacher training institutions in England with regard to the provision of health and well-being education. It examines factors affecting the inclusion of health and well-being, and explores educational implications in light of the changing landscape of pre-service teacher education in England. Provision of health and well-being education is noticeably variable across institutions, and many course leaders are unclear about the coverage in their partner schools. Course leaders regard health and well-being as an important part of the curriculum, but the focus is usually on generic health-related themes such as child protection and behaviour management, which address Government priorities, rather than on specific topics such as education about diet, drugs, alcohol, smoking, sex and relationships and physical activity. The paper argues that these aspects should be addressed for pre-service teachers to have an increased sense of self-efficacy and become capable health promoters.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Health Education, Wellness, Institutional Characteristics, Educational Practices, Educational Policy, Barriers, Performance Factors, Career Readiness, Online Surveys, Questionnaires, Semi Structured Interviews, Likert Scales, Curriculum Evaluation, Program Content, Delivery Systems, Student Placement, Professional Development, Field Experience Programs, Institutional Autonomy, Teaching Experience, Vocational Interests, School Support, School Surveys, Administrator Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)