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dc.contributor.authorJ. Macnab, Andrewen_US
dc.contributor.authorA. Gagnon, Faithen_US
dc.contributor.authorStewart, Donalden_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:14:30Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:14:30Z
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.date.modified2014-08-19T04:39:07Z
dc.identifier.issn09654283en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/HE-11-2013-0055en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/62444
dc.description.abstractPurpose - The purpose of this paper is to summarize a consensus statement generated on the current challenges, strategies, and potential of health promoting schools (HPS) at a 2011 colloquium at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study where 40 people from five continents came together to share their global and regional experience surrounding theWorld Health Organization (WHO) HPS model. Design/methodology/approach - Using the consensus as its foundation, this review summarizes the underlying educational and social science concepts and factors that contribute to success or failure of HPS, and incorporates peer reviewed papers based on invited presentations at the colloquium and key related literature. Findings - HPS increase knowledge and develop behaviors that benefit the health of children, such schools are also an investment in the well-being of the larger community. Importantly for their long-term psychological health "resilience" is generated by effective HPS programs. Professional development initiatives within schools can catalyze greater absorption of the healthy school approach and focus on best practices. Promotion, support, and evaluation of programs are aided by award schemes and oversight by local or national agencies. And significant educational benefits are accrued for trainees from centers of higher learning involved in HPS program delivery. Practical implications - Educational initiatives that utilize the relative simplicity, low cost, and inherent flexibility of the HPS model can address many significant issues facing today's children. HPS offer an innovative and participatory way to increase the likelihood of the next generation becoming aware of practical ways to positively influence their lifestyle and future well-being. Successful programs are usually those that are relevant, resonate with students, and engage school communities so that they choose to "own" and sustain their program. Originality/value - The consensus statement provides a benchmark of the current status of HPS, and outlines future directions for this model of health promotion.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherEmerald Groupen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom170en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto185en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalHealth Educationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume114en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHealth Promotionen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111712en_US
dc.titleHealth promoting schools: consensus, strategies, and potentialen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
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