From surfboard wax to salient health inequity : School programs to develop globally aware and active citizens

Shannon, Hugh A. & Brown, Milton (2009) From surfboard wax to salient health inequity : School programs to develop globally aware and active citizens. In Cuddihy, Thomas F. & Brymer, Eric (Eds.) Proceedings of The 26th ACHPER International Conference : Creating Active Futures, School of Human Movement Studies, Queensland University of Technology, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, pp. 355-364.

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During the past century, significant improvements in the prevention, detection and treatment of infectious disease have positively impacted upon quality and quantity of life for many people worldwide. Despite this progress, there are large numbers of people currently living in developing regions of the world where infectious disease continues unabated. SurfAid International is a humanitarian organisation that has brought significant health improvements to the people living on the Mentawai and Nias islands of Indonesia. The SurfAid International Schools Program aims to develop global citizenship and social responsibility by providing a bridge between school settings and the critical work of SurfAid International. This paper provides a rationale for the development of contextualised school based programs and identifies potential impact upon the thoughts and actions of young people in schools.

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ID Code: 27987
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: The contents of the proceedings can be freely accessed via the conference website (see Official URL)
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Keywords: Health, School, Citizenship, Surfing
ISBN: 978741072860
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900) > Education not elsewhere classified (139999)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 School of Human Movement Studies, Queensland University of technology UT & the authors.
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Deposited On: 19 Oct 2009 01:40
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:03

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