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.
|PDF (121kB) |
Administrators only | Request a copy from author
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.
Citation countsare sourced monthly fromand citation databases.
These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science generally from 1980 onwards.
Citations counts from theindexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Health literacies, Health curriculum, Salutogenic health and wellbeing, Antonovsky|
|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:||08 Feb 2012 09:42|
|Last Modified:||21 Mar 2013 20:37|
Repository Staff Only: item control page