Health Education In Tasmanian Government Schools Today

Year: 1995

Author: Callingham, Rosemary A., Baker, Janice R.

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

Health Education was introduced into the Tasmanian curriculum in 1987.

This review considered aspects of system and school policy, resource management, curriculum, and student learning outcomes with the aim of recommending changes to policy and practice where these were indicated

A review of current literature provided a theoretical background

Multiple data gathering techniques were employed to provide a holistic evaluation of health education, with a focus on the middle school years. These included questionnaires, document examination, focus group discussions and case studies. The data was processed and analysed using database and spreadsheet facilities, and NUD*IST

This paper reports on aspects of the data collection and the findings of the project.