Developing health literacy through school based health education : can reality match rhetoric

McCuaig, Louise, Coore, Sally, Carroll, Kristie, Macdonald, Doune, Rossi, Tony, Bush, Robert, Ostini, Remo, Hay, Peter, & Johnson, Rebecca (2012) Developing health literacy through school based health education : can reality match rhetoric. University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD.

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Recently in Australia, the National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission (2009) and National Preventative Health Taskforce (2009) recommended that one way to strengthen consumer engagement within a health system is to ensure health literacy comprise a core element of the National Curriculum for primary and secondary schooling. However, whilst nationally and internationally schools are mandated to teach health education, there is considerable disjuncture between societies' broad expectations and schools' capacities to deliver programs that promote healthy Jiving (Marks, 2010; Basch, 2010). Given the centrality of literacy education in contemporary schooling (Snyder, 2008), 'health literacy' has been identified as a construct that offers the potential to close this perceived gap (McCuaig, Coore & Hay, 2012; Kickbusch, 2001). To date, there has been limited research asto what a health literacy focused, school based health education curriculum could look like.

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ID Code: 82414
Item Type: Report
Refereed: No
Keywords: Health Literacy
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Physical Education and Development Curriculum and Pedagogy (130210)
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 2012 [Please consult the author]
Deposited On: 10 Mar 2015 23:02
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2015 23:28

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