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ERIC Number: EJ886278
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 27
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 134
ISSN: ISSN-0091-732X
Consequences of Physical Health and Mental Illness Risks for Academic Achievement in Grades K-12
Joe, Sean; Joe, Emanique; Rowley, Larry L.
Review of Research in Education, v33 n1 p283-309 2009
Educational research, practice, and institutions regularly highlight the significance of factors outside of schooling that affect children's engagement and participation in classroom learning. The health of children and families is one such issue with implications for the quality of children's school experiences, treatment in school, and academic achievement. This review focuses on risk(s) to children that results from educational and health disparities. In this review, the authors first focus on health problems and health risk behaviors, particularly chronic illnesses, and then they address health risk behaviors and their influence on academic performance. They examine lingering issues of physical and mental health in research and in practice, followed by a consideration of the possibilities for academic achievement and the improvement of children's health. They conclude with a discussion of the importance of schools as sites for addressing health problems of children and families. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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