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ERIC Number: EJ947948
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-0264-3944
Health-Promoting Schools and Mental Health Issues: A Survey of New Zealand Schools
Cushman, Penni; Clelland, Tracy; Hornby, Garry
Pastoral Care in Education, v29 n4 p247-260 2011
In New Zealand, schools are implementing a variety of strategies in an attempt to address factors that adversely influence students' learning. The purpose of this article is to present the findings of a study that sought to determine the extent to which schools were able not only to identify health issues influencing learning, but also to use a health-promoting schools (HPS) approach to address them. The article reports the findings of a survey of 318 New Zealand schools that sought teachers' perceptions of mental health issues and the strategies schools had in place to address these. It discusses New Zealand teachers' perceptions of how issues relating to mental health, including relationships with others, bullying and family trauma, impact on learning. It explores teachers' self-reported awareness of relationships between the elements of HPS and educational outcomes, and identifies a range of HPS strategies that schools used to address mental health barriers to learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand