Understanding school improvement and school effectiveness from a health promoting school perspective

Andy Anderson
 

Abstract
 
In this paper, I make the case that health has a great deal to offer the education sector as a means not only to better health and better learning, but to better schools and better teaching. Understanding school improvement from a health promotion perspective, I argue, affords educators a unique and powerful opportunity to:
- reflect on the value added when academic study is enriched through the study of health issues linked to student engagement in community life and acts of care,
- consider how health can prompt the adoption of more sophisticated methods of instruction associated with the development of intellectual character and responsible citizenry. .

Keywords
  health promotion - school effectiveness - school improvement

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  Anderson, A. (2005). Understanding school improvement and school effectiveness from a health promoting school perspective. Revista Electrónica Iberoamericana sobre Calidad, Eficacia y Cambio en Educación, 3(1).
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