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Theorising a framework for contemporary health literacies in schools

Ryan, Mary E., Rossi, Tony, lisahunter, , Macdonald, Doune, & McCuaig, Louise (2012) Theorising a framework for contemporary health literacies in schools. Curriculum Perspectives, 32(3), pp. 1-10.

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Abstract

While schools are mandated to teach health education, there is considerable disjunction between government and community expectations, definitions of health literacy, and what schools are currently teaching. Health literacy in the health sector tends to be dominated by a pathogenic approach, where the health of a person is generally referenced against states of illness. In this paper we argue for a salutogenic approach to health literacies. Further, we utilise mainstream literacy theories and models to propose a robust framework for health literacy in schools that accounts for the complexity of health and well being in contemporary society.

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ID Code: 48495
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Health literacies, Health curriculum, Salutogenic health and wellbeing, Antonovsky
ISSN: 0159-7868
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Medicine Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy (130209)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Australian Curriculum Studies Association
Deposited On: 07 Feb 2012 23:42
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2013 10:37

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