Critical perspectives on health and wellbeing education in schools

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Purpose - This Special Issue aims to place the spotlight on educational research and its contribution to the field of school-based health and wellbeing promotion. The purpose is to bring together scholars from across the world to consider current developments in research on curricula, interventions, policies and practices concerning health and wellbeing promotion and related professional development of teachers.
Design/methodology/approach - The members of European Educational Research Association (EERA) Network Research on Health Education (Network 8) were invited to submit their conceptual or empirical work addressing processes and outcomes in school health and wellbeing promotion. Additionally, an open call for papers was published on the Health Education website and on EERA website. Following the double blind peer review process and editorial work by the guest editors and the editor in chief, six of the submissions that were accepted for publishing are selected to be published in this issue and the rest will be published in a future issue of the journal.
Findings - The six papers in the special issue draw from a range of critical perspectives to engage with questions of everyday school health education and health promotion. Together the studies reveal some of the challenges encountered by researchers, teachers, parents and students who are entangled in school health education. The papers also highlight the value of utilising social theory to both form research questions and engage with data.
Originality/value - The collection offers critical insights into the everyday of health and wellbeing education and promotion practices in schools in diverse educational and sociopolitical contexts, and their effects to demonstrate both the limits and possibilities of critical health work in schools.
Original languageEnglish
JournalHealth Education
Pages (from-to)430-433
Publication statusPublished - 2017

    Research areas

  • Health education, Wellbeing, Schools, Health promoting schools

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