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ERIC Number: EJ1076441
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1927-5250
The Healthy School Approach: Different Perspectives of Students and Educators
Rivard, Marie-Claude; Deslandes, Rollande
Journal of Education and Learning, v3 n2 p135-144 2014
The issue of health occupies a central place in the official texts on education. In Quebec, the Healthy School Approach (HSA), situated at the crossroads of education and health, stands out for its comprehensive and integrated health promotion in schools. This qualitative study aims to describe the perceptions and involvement of 19 participants (students and educators) on health issues within the context of the HSA in a low socioeconomic school in Quebec. The use of focus groups revealed that the participants interviewed generally associate health with lifestyle, particularly physical activity and nutrition, while the educators demonstrate their involvement in a differentiated manner. The importance of a shared vision of health among students and educators in the pursuit of concerted and complementary health education in disadvantaged environments is highlighted.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada