By Cheryl Vince Whitman, Carmen E. Aldinger
Case reports in worldwide institution well-being Promotion
Cheryl Vince Whitman and Carmen Aldinger
A transforming into physique of study identifies robust hyperlinks among children’s wellbeing and fitness, social and academic results; it additionally notes the reciprocal advantages of entry to caliber schooling on person and relations future health prestige. in accordance with those findings, the area well-being association built the idea that of the Health-Promoting tuition (HPS), a residing catalyst for fit lives, and for confident alterations that scholars can take domestic and into the neighborhood. Case reviews in worldwide tuition well-being Promotion offers readers with a theoretical and learn base had to comprehend the equipment utilized in groups worldwide to place this desirable notion in place.
Case examples from over dozen international locations (representing city and rural parts in constructing and built countries) define the techniques taken to enforce HPS courses in person colleges, municipalities, and international locations. for every software, case learn authors clarify the issues they tackled, their motivation and helps to reply creatively; and the obstacles they confronted. within the situations, authors describe the capacities and infrastructure they created and mechanisms for cooperation; in addition to the group of workers, monetary, and time requisites concerned. Case experiences have been drawn from the next regions:
- The Americas
- Eastern Mediterranean
- South and Southeast Asia
- Western Pacific
Case stories in international tuition well-being promoting offers an international of insights, principles, and assistance to these addressing social determinants of wellbeing and fitness at this formative level, together with: schooling and wellbeing and fitness coverage makers; execs and directors; and researchers in nationwide governments, universities, neighborhood faculties, neighborhood, non-governmental organisations and civil society. the fabric presents attention-grabbing and invaluable info to these devoted to those matters inside of WHO, clean (Focus assets on powerful college future health) companions and different United countries organizations. it's also an instructive textual content for graduate scholars in public well-being, schooling, allied overall healthiness professions and social sciences.
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Overall motivation and general receptiveness and buy-in of an organization to a particular innovation or program can also be seen as closely mirroring the stages of individual behavior change originally outlined by Prochaska. This model emphasizes six distinct stages that can be used to identify the challenges to, and likelihood of, changing an individual’s behavior: precontemplation, contemplation, preparation, action, maintenance, and termination (Prochaska & Velicer, 1997). For groups of individuals, progression through these stages is affected by the ability ‘‘to mobilize collective support by building and shaping awareness among organizational members about the existence of, sources of, and solutions to the organization’s problems’’ (Backer, 1995, p.
The overall outcome pursued for the project was an educational one. The concept was expressed in the school’s motto, ‘‘Transforming children into citizens of a new era,’’ and it committed all school members to generating an educational environment that goes beyond the school boundaries through participative solutions and the promotion of change agents and new social objectives. ’’ They saw the school as a means for social transformation: Our vision is: To ensure that the school is used as an instrument to develop not only the learners but also the parents and the community.
Oman adopted WHO’s HPS concept in 2004–2005 and began to implement the idea in 19 schools. In China, also, in response to [WHO’s] Global School Health Initiative, launched in 1995, and with the endorsement of the national Ministries of Health and Education, some of China’s health and education agencies began implementing the HPS concept in selected schools. . The recent mandate from the Chinese government for quality education calls for a holistic approach to child development and education. The WHO HPS model provided a useful structure for implementing these changes.
Case Studies in Global School Health Promotion: From Research to Practice by Cheryl Vince Whitman, Carmen E. Aldinger