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dc.contributor.authorRowe Minniss, Fionaen_US
dc.contributor.authorStewart, Donalden_US
dc.contributor.authorPatterson, Carlaen_US
dc.contributor.editorDonald Stewarten_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T12:44:35Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T12:44:35Z
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.date.modified2008-04-13T23:28:24Z
dc.identifier.issn09654283en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/17540
dc.description.abstractPurpose: This paper develops a framework to demonstrate the contribution of the health promoting school approach to the promotion of school connectedness, defined as the cohesiveness between diverse groups in the school community, including students, families, school staff and the wider community. Design/methodology/approach: A cross-disciplinary review of literature was conducted to identify strategies consistent with a comprehensive school approach and the values and principles that promote school connectedness. A framework of the contribution of the health promoting school approach to promoting school connectedness was developed drawing on health promotion strategies at the broader community level known to foster connectedness. Findings: The framework developed illustrates how the health promoting school approach has the potential to build school connectedness through two major mechanisms: 1) inclusive processes that involve the diversity of members that make up a community; the active participation of community members and equal 'power' relationships, or equal partnerships among community members; and 2) supportive structures such as school policies, the way the school is organised and its physical environment, that reflect the values of participation, democracy and inclusiveness and/or that promote processes based on these values. Practical Implications: The detailed mechanisms outlined in the framework provide practical strategies for health promotion practitioners and educators to use in the everyday school setting to promote school connectedness. Originality/value - This framework draws together substantial bodies of evidence and makes a persuasive case for the contribution of the health promoting school approach to building school connectedness. Keywords: health promoting school, connectedness, health promotion Paper type: conceptual paperen_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherEmerald Group Publishing Limiteden_US
dc.publisher.placeEnglanden_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom524en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto542en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue6en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalHealth Educationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume107en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode321216en_US
dc.titlePromoting school connectedness through whole school approachesen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2007
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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