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Description - Promoting Health and Wellbeing through Schools by Peter Aggleton

The contribution schools can make to improving students' health and wellbeing is increasingly recognised. Schools that have embraced this role and adapted policies and practices to create an environment in which young people feel safe and happy have reported broad and significant gains. Through expert contributions from active researchers and experienced practitioners, Promoting Health and Wellbeing through Schools combines recent research with knowledge of the current climate in which schools are operating. Offering authoritative advice on effective intervention, this book provides an overview of the key issues that need to be addressed, including: alcohol use sexual health drug use obesity mental health. This accessible text is innovative in its focus on how schools can build partnerships with young people, parents, and health professionals to promote their commitment to health and wellbeing. It highlights successful approaches for promoting health and educational goals, and provides useful advice on planning and evaluation. Promoting Health and Wellbeing through Schools is invaluable reading for professionals working in and with schools to implement healthy schools programmes and to bring about improvement in health and wellbeing, including teachers, nurses, and health and education managers. It is also of interest to students, researchers and policy-makers.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415493420
ISBN-10: 0415493420
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 14-Jan-2010
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Peter Aggleton

Peter Aggleton is Professor of Education, Health and Social Care, and Head of the School of Education and Social Work, at the University of Sussex, UK. He is a Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of New South Wales, Australia, and in the Section for International Community Health at the University of Oslo, Norway. Catherine Dennison is Research Manager for the Children and Young People's Public Health Programme at the Department of Health, UK. Ian Warwick is Senior Research Officer at the Thomas Coram Research Unit at the Institute of Education, University of London, UK.

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