ERIC Number: EJ963629
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Emerging Ecological Approaches to Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health in the School Context: Next Steps from a Community Psychology Perspective
Trickett, Edison J.; Rowe, Hillary L.
Journal of Educational & Psychological Consultation, v22 n1-2 p125-140 2012
In recent years, ecological perspectives have become more visible in prevention, health promotion, and public health within the school context. Individually based approaches to understanding and changing behavior have been increasingly challenged by these perspectives because of their appreciation for contextual influences on individual behavior. The ecological perspective from community psychology integrates community research and intervention and encourages intervention and analysis at multiple levels within the system. The purpose of this article is (a) to trace briefly and through examples the evolution of ecological thinking in prevention, health promotion, and public health, and (b) to illustrate how the ecological perspective from community psychology can extend ecological thinking and acting with respect to research and intervention in the school context.
Descriptors: Intervention, Health Promotion, Prevention, Public Health, Psychology, Behavior Modification, Ecology, Research, Thinking Skills, Dropouts, Learner Engagement, Models, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Community, Consultants
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
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