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Title Health promoting schools in Africa : evidence, strategies, challenges and prospects / guest editors, Andrew J. Macnab, Faith A. Gagnon and Donald Stewart
Edition Special edition two
Published [Bradford, England] : Emerald, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (75 pages) : illustrations
Series Health Education: Volume 114, Issue 4
Health Education: Volume 114, Issue 4
Contents Cover; Editorial advisory board; Health promoting schools:initiatives in Africa; External stakeholders and health promoting schools: complexity and practice in South Africa; Activities for engaging schools in health promotion; School food gardens: fertile ground for education; Oral health promotion in schools:rationale and evaluation; Adolescent-friendly technologies as potential adjuncts for health promotion
Summary Africa faces significant challenges educating the next generation in the context of health. Strong political action, broad participation and sustained advocacy are required to capitalize on the proven potential of novel initiatives now available to disseminate 'knowledge' and 'healthy practices'. These include the WHO Health Promoting School (HPS) model, however no literature reporting evaluations of HPS from Africa existed as recently as 10 years ago. In 2011 40 people from 5 continents came together to share their global and regional experience surrounding the WHO HPS model at the Stellenbos
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF cover (ebrary, viewed September 13, 2014)
Subject Health education -- Africa.
Health promotion -- Research.
School hygiene -- Cross-cultural studies.
Genre/Form Cross-cultural studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Gagnon, Faith A., editor
Macnab, Andrew J., editor
Stewart, Donald, editor
ISBN 1783507195 (e-book)
9781783507191 (e-book)