Schools for Health and Sustainability

Theory, Research and Practice

Editors: Simovska, Venka, McNamara, Patricia Mannix (Eds.)

  • Equips readers with an overview of the latest international research within the fields of health promoting schools
  • Provides strong rationale and clearly advocates for combining health promotion and education for sustainable development in schools
  • Focuses on similarities, differences and potential synergies between the concept of health promoting schools and the concept of education for sustainable development
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About this book

Schools are unique places. They pay a central role in the formation of young people. The importance of how young people are educated and how they are encouraged to live and learn cannot be underestimated. This book advocates for the fostering of agency not only amongst school personnel but also amongst younger generations for health and sustainability. It provides the reader with a new lens with which to discover health promoting schools and education for sustainable development. It invites the reader to look more deeply into both and to accompany the authors on a journey of discovery of the real potential for each to enhance the practice of schooling.

About the authors

Venka Simovska, PhD, Professor and Director of the Research Programme on Learning for Care, Sustainability and Health at the Department of Education, Aarhus University, Denmark. Professor Simovska also leads the newly established Research Centre on Schools for Health and Sustainability at the Department. She is chair of two international research networks: Schools for Health in Europe (SHE) Research Group and Health Education Research (network within the European Association of Educational research (EERA). Simovska has authored and co-authored a number of books, book chapters and Journal articles within the field. Most recently, she has guest edited two special issues of Health Education focusing on Processes and Outcomes of Health Promoting Schools.

Patricia Mannix McNamara, PhD, Senior Lecturer in Education in the Faculty of Education and Health Sciences at the University of Limerick, Ireland. She is Co-Director of the Research Centre for Education and Professional Practice (RCEPP). Patricia has expertise in both health and education and has authored and co-authored books, book chapters and journal papers spanning both fields. She has been a national evaluator for ENHPS since 1999 and is a core group member of the Schools for Health in Europe (SHE) Research Group.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Schools for Health and Sustainability: Insights from the Past, Present and for the Future

    Mannix-McNamara, Patricia (et al.)

    Pages 3-17

  • Health Promotion and Sustainable Development in Schools: Historical Perspective

    Young, Ian Macrae

    Pages 19-40

  • Key Competencies: Reconciling Means and Ends in Education for Sustainable Consumption

    Fischer, Daniel (et al.)

    Pages 41-60

  • Under One Umbrella: Professional Norms Promoting Education for Sustainable Development at the School Level

    Leo, Ulf (et al.)

    Pages 61-79

  • Linking Health Education and Sustainability Education in Schools: Local Transformations of International Policy

    Madsen, Katrine Dahl (et al.)

    Pages 81-109

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-017-9170-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0355-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Schools for Health and Sustainability
Book Subtitle
Theory, Research and Practice
Editors
  • Venka Simovska
  • Patricia Mannix McNamara
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-9171-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-9171-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-9170-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0355-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 431
Number of Illustrations and Tables
11 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
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