The Healthy School Approach: Different Perspectives of Students and Educators

Article de revue


État de publication: Publiée (2014 Mai )

Nom de la revue: Journal of Education and Learning

Volume: 3

Numéro: 2

Intervalle de pages: 135-144

ISBN: 1927-5250, 1927-5269


Résumé: The issue of health occupies a central place in the official texts on education. In Quebec, the Healthy School Approach (HSA), situated at the crossroads of education and health, stands out for its comprehensive and integrated health promotion in schools. This qualitative study aims to describe the perceptions and involvement of 19 participants (students and educators) on health issues within the context of the HSA in a low socioeconomic school in Quebec. The use of focus groups revealed that the participants interviewed generally associate health with lifestyle, particularly physical activity and nutrition, while the educators demonstrate their involvement in a differentiated manner. The importance of a shared vision of health among students and educators in the pursuit of concerted and complementary health education in disadvantaged environments is highlighted.

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