08 SES 12 A, Researching Health Promoting Schools: Potentials and Challenges of Mixed Methods
Parallel Paper Session
It is well known that the concepts and processes in health promoting school approaches are challenging to capture within either quantitative or qualitative paradigm in order to develop evidence based research knowledge; therefore mixed methods design is useful.
Finland joined the European Network of Health Promoting Schools (ENHPS, since 2007 the School for Health in Europe SHE) in 1993 to effect health and education policies and to develop health promotion activities in schools. Since that the Finnish research group has described and explored i) how the mission of health promoting schools has clarified at national political and at school community levels; ii) how the general infrastructure for health promoting schools has developed; iii) how active participation has actualized and iv) how issues related to health and health promotion are included at different levels of curriculum. Additionally, research has focused on topics like occupational wellbeing of school staff, pupils’ views of learning nutrition health issues and home - school partnership.
Tossavainen K, Turunen H, Jakonen S, Vertio H: Health promotional education: differences between school nurses’ health counseling and teachers’ health instructions. Children & Society 2004:18:371-382. Turunen H, Tossavainen K, Vertio H: How do critical incidents describe health promotion in the Finnish European Network of Health Promoting Schools? Health Promotion International 2004:19:4:419-427. Turunen H, Tossavainen K, Jakonen S, Vertio H: Did something change in health promotion practices? A three-year study of Finnish European Network of Health Promoting Schools. Teachers and Teaching - Theory and Practice 2006:12:6:675-692. Saaranen T, Tossavainen K, Turunen H, Kiviniemi V, Vertio H: Occupational well-being of school staff members: a structural equation model. Health Education Research 2007:22:2:248-260. Sormunen M, Tossavainen K, Turunen H. Home-school collaboration in the view of fourth-grade pupils, parents, teachers, and principals in Finnish education system. Journal of School Community 2011:21:185-212. Räihä T, Tossavainen K, Turunen H, Enkenberg J, Kiviniemi V: Evaluation of the effects of nutrition health education intervention on nutrition knowledge and eating habits of Finnish secondary school pupils. Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research 2011 DOI:10.1080/00313831.2011.581688.
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