ERIC Number: EJ719288
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Feb
Reference Count: 40
Facilitating Teachers' Participation in School-Based Health Promotion--A Qualitative Study
Viig, Nina Grieg; Wold, Bente
Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, v49 n1 p83-109 Feb 2005
The focus of this article is on examining Norwegian teachers' perception of what factors at the school's organisational level have facilitated their participation in a school-based health promotion project. The study is based on 12 semistructured interviews with teachers from two of the pilot schools participating in the European Network of Health Promoting Schools. The findings indicate that there are a number of conditions at the organisational level facilitating the implementation process and the teachers' participation in the project. These conditions are common goals, good leadership, sufficient and available resources, competence and cooperation inside the school and with the local community. The results from this study also indicate that working with the Health Promoting Schools Project helped the teachers in fulfilling many of the goals of the new Norwegian National Curriculum (L97), and in the longer term, also contributed to the implementation of the new reform.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Health Promotion, Interviews, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Participation, Pilot Projects, Leadership, School Culture, Cooperation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Norway