ECER 2023– NW 08 Special Call

Envisioning the role of health and wellbeing education in advancing social justice and health equity
NW 08 Health and Wellbeing Education

Health and wellbeing education in schools is an essential resource for addressing social justice and health equity across diverse school contexts. Over 30 years ago, the World Health Organization (WHO) established that positive childhood experiences in health and education are key to reducing global health inequities; and a health-promoting school (HPS) approach has been promoted globally since. However, the aspiration of reducing health/wellbeing disparities has not yet been achieved. The purpose of this Special Call is to advance insights into matters of social justice, and explore how researchers are seeking to achieve greater equity through school health and wellbeing research.
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Interview with Link Convenor 2019