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Woodward, Jenny; Sahota, Pinki; Pike, Jo; Molinari, Rosie – Health Education, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to design and implement interventions to increase free school meal (FSM) uptake in pilot schools. This paper describes the interventions, reports on acceptability (as perceived by school working parties) and explores the process of implementing change. Design/Methodology/Approach: The research consisted of two…
Descriptors: Intervention, Foreign Countries, Interviews, Focus Groups
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Askell-Williams, Helen; Lawson, Michael J. – Health Education, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore relationships between students' self-reported mental health and their perspectives about life at school in metropolitan Adelaide, South Australia. Design/methodology/approach: The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) and a purpose designed Living and Learning at School Questionnaire (LLSQ)…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Student Attitudes, Child Health, Self Disclosure (Individuals)
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Ioannou, Soula; Kouta, Christiana; Andreou, Angeliki – Health Education, 2015
Purpose: Health promotion can fall into a victim blaming approach and put social pressure on particular students who could be marginalized due to their personal, economical, cultural, social or ethnic characteristics, for example, students who are obese, drug users or HIV carriers. The purpose of this paper is to present and discuss ways in which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Health Education, Curriculum Development, Victims
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Valois, Robert F.; Lewallen, Theresa C.; Slade, Sean; Tasco, Adriane N. – Health Education, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to report the formative evaluation results from the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Healthy School Communities (HSC) pilot project. Design/methodology/approach: This study utilized 11 HSC pilot sites in the USA (eight sites) and Canada (three sites). The evaluation question was…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Pilot Projects, Best Practices, Program Implementation
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Fletcher, Adam; Fitzgerald-Yau, Natasha; Wiggins, Meg; Viner, Russell M.; Bonell, Chris – Health Education, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the process of involving students and staff on school action groups, and staff and student experiences of reviewing local data and initiating school-level changes, to address bullying and other aggression. Design/methodology/approach: The authors draw on qualitative, process data collected at four…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, School Safety, Safety Education, Student Participation
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John-Akinola, Yetunde O.; Gabhainn, Saoirse Nic – Health Education, 2015
Purpose: Attention to improving the school environment is a common activity in school health promotion. The role of the school environment in supporting improved health and wellbeing has a theoretical base, but has rarely been directly investigated empirically. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the associations between school…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Child Health, Well Being, Correlation
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Christiansen, Hanna; Hirsch, Oliver; König, Anika; Steinmayr, Ricarda; Roehrle, Bernd – Health Education, 2015
Purpose: Early onset of behavioral disorders is predictive of long term adverse outcomes. There are some indicated and selective early prevention programs for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), one of the most common behavioral disorders in childhood and adolescence. The purpose of this paper is to present a universal preschool…
Descriptors: Prevention, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Access to Education, Preschool Education
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Nielsen, Line; Meilstrup, Charlotte; Nelausen, Malene Kubstrup; Koushede, Vibeke; Holstein, Bjørn Evald – Health Education, 2015
Purpose: Within the framework of Health Promoting Schools "Up" is an intervention using a whole school approach aimed at promoting mental health by strengthening social and emotional competence among schoolchildren. Social and emotional competence is an integral part of many school-based mental health interventions but only a minority of…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Competence, Health Promotion
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Gardner, Belinda; Ollis, Debbie – Health Education, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to add to the evidence of best practice in the implementation of the Health Promoting Schools (HPS) framework by examining the process of creating readiness for change in a large international school in South-East Asia. Using a settings-based approach and guided by readiness for change theory the data…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Educational Change, International Schools, Mixed Methods Research
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Chilton, Roy; Pearson, Mark; Anderson, Rob – Health Education, 2015
Purpose: Schools are an important setting for a wide variety of activities to promote health. The purpose of this paper is to map the different types of health promotion programmes and activities in schools, to estimate the amount of published evaluations of health promotion within UK schools, and to identify any provisional "candidate…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Program Design
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Woynarowska-Soldan, Magdalena – Health Education, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present the concept, methods of implementation, results and experiences from the first stage of the three-year project on school staff health promotion carried out within the framework of the health-promoting school (HPS) network in Poland. Design/methodology/approach: The project was implemented in 2012 in…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Foreign Countries, Networks, College School Cooperation
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Marlow, Ruth; Hansford, Lorraine; Edwards, Vanessa; Ukoumunne, Obioha C; Norman, Shelley; Ingarfield, Sara; Sharkey, Siobhan; Logan, Stuart; Ford, Tamsin – Health Education, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the feasibility of a classroom management course as a public health intervention. Improved socio-emotional skills may boost children's developmental and academic trajectory, while the costs of behaviour problems are enormous for schools with considerable impact on others' well-being.…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Public Health, Intervention, Focus Groups
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Pucher, K. K.; Candel, M. J. J. M.; Boot, N. M. W. M.; van Raak, A. J. A.; de Vries, N. K. – Health Education, 2015
Purpose: Intersectoral collaboration is often a prerequisite for effective interventions in public health. The purpose of this paper is to assess the facilitating and hindering conditions regarding intersectoral collaboration between health authorities, public health services (PHSs), public services stakeholders (PPSs) and the education sector in…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Health Promotion, Questionnaires, Foreign Countries
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Brown, Onikia; Quick, Virginia; Colby, Sarah; Greene, Geoffrey; Horacek, Tanya M.; Hoerr, Sharon; Koenings, Mallory; Kidd, Tandalayo; Morrell, Jesse; Olfert, Melissa; Phillips, Beatrice; Shelnutt, Karla; White, Adrienne; Kattelmann, Kendra – Health Education, 2015
Purpose: Recruiting college students for research studies can be challenging. The purpose of this paper is to describe the lessons learned in the various recruitment strategies used for enrolling college students in a theory-based, tailored, and web-delivered health intervention at 13 US universities. Design/methodology/approach: The…
Descriptors: Student Recruitment, College Students, Health Promotion, Health Behavior
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Johnston, Robyn; Hearn, Lydia; Cross, Donna; Thomas, Laura T.; Bell, Sharon – Health Education, 2015
Purpose: While parents' influence on their children's smoking behaviour is widely recognised, little is known about parents of four to eight year olds' attitudes and beliefs around smoking cessation and how they communicate with their children about smoking. The purpose of this paper is to explore parents' perceptions of quitting smoking and their…
Descriptors: Smoking, Parent Attitudes, Intervention, Young Children
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