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ERIC Number: EJ1133513
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Apr
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0017-8969
Cross-Cultural School-Based Encounters as Global Health Education
Bruselius-Jensen, Maria; Renwick, Kerry; Aagaard-Hansen, Jens
Health Education Journal, v76 n3 p349-361 Apr 2017
Objective: Drawing on the concepts of the cosmopolitan person and democratic health education, this article explores the merits of primary school-based, cross-cultural dialogues for global health education. Design: A qualitative study of the learning outcomes of the Move/Eat/Learn (MEL) project. MEL facilitates cultural meetings, primarily Skype-based, between students from Kenya and Denmark, with the aim of promoting reflection on differences and similarities in everyday living conditions and their impact on health practices. Setting: Three Danish and one Kenyan primary schools. Methods: Qualitative analysis of 18 focus group discussions with 72 Danish and 36 Kenyan students. Results: Cross-cultural dialogues promoted students' engagement and reflections on their own and peers' health condition, access to education, food cultures, gender and family structures. Conclusion: Findings indicate the merits of cross-cultural dialogues as a means of educating students to become global health agents with a cosmopolitan outlook.
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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: Kenya; Denmark