Developing health literacy through school based health education: can reality match rhetoric?

McCuaig, Louise A., Coore, Sally, Carroll, Kristie, Macdonald, Doune, Rossi, Anthony J., Bush, Robert, Ostini, Remo, Hay, Peter and Johnson, Rebecca (2012) Developing health literacy through school based health education: can reality match rhetoric? St. Lucia, QLD, Australia: School of Human Movement Studies, The University of Queensland

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Author McCuaig, Louise A.
Coore, Sally
Carroll, Kristie
Macdonald, Doune
Rossi, Anthony J.
Bush, Robert
Ostini, Remo
Hay, Peter
Johnson, Rebecca
Title of report Developing health literacy through school based health education: can reality match rhetoric?
Publication date 2012
Publisher School of Human Movement Studies, The University of Queensland
Place of publication St. Lucia, QLD, Australia
Total pages 89
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Recently in Australia, the National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission (2009) and National Preventative Health Taskforce (2009) recommended that one way to strengthen consumer engagement within a health system is to ensure health literacy comprise a core element of the National Curriculum for primary and secondary schooling. However, whilst nationally and internationally schools are mandated to teach health education, there is considerable disjuncture between societies’ broad expectations and schools’ capacities to deliver programs that promote healthy living (Marks, 2010; Basch, 2010). Given the centrality of literacy education in contemporary schooling (Snyder, 2008), ‘health literacy’ has been identified as a construct that offers the potential to close this perceived gap (McCuaig, Coore & Hay, 2012; Kickbusch, 2001). To date, there has been
limited research as to what a health literacy focused, school based health education curriculum could look like.
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Additional Notes Report available at: http://www.hms.uq.edu.au/media/194975/reality_matching_rhetoric_report.pdf

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Collection: School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences Publications
 
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