The Healthy School Approach: Different Perspectives of Students and Educators

Marie-Claude Rivard, Rollande Deslandes

Abstract


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.

Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5539/jel.v3n2p135

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