Health Education in Context

An International Perspective on Health Education in Schools and Local Communities

  • Neil Taylor
  • Frances Quinn
  • Michael Littledyke
  • Richard K. Coll

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Neil Taylor, Frances Quinn, Michael Littledyke, Richard K. Coll
    Pages 1-3
  3. Sereana Tagivakatini, Temo K. Waqanivalu
    Pages 5-15
  4. Abdullah Ambusaidi, Sulaiman Al-Balushi
    Pages 17-25
  5. Graça S. Carvalho
    Pages 37-46
  6. Marina Gvozdeva, Valentina Kirilina
    Pages 67-75
  7. Joost Platje, Krystyna Siodczyk
    Pages 77-87
  8. Francesca Conradie
    Pages 99-105
  9. Henry Sammy Wanyama, Kalafunja Mlang`a O-saki
    Pages 115-122
  10. Frehiwot Wubshet, Temechegn Engida
    Pages 123-131
  11. Choshi D. Kasanda, Margaret Charlotte Keyter, Donovan Zealand
    Pages 133-143
  12. Josiah O. Ajiboye, Folashade Afolabi
    Pages 145-152
  13. Wendy R. Holmes, Jennifer Joseph
    Pages 153-162
  14. Shyamala Mani, D. K. Banerjee, Divya Pant, Priyanka Porwal, Shefali Godura
    Pages 163-170
  15. Sadia Muzaffar Bhutta
    Pages 171-182

About this book


This book presents an international perspective on health education and specifically the influence that context has on this aspect of education. The focus includes both formal and non-formal health education and the factors that impact upon its effectiveness, particularly in non-Western and non-English-speaking contexts (i.e., outside the UK, USA, Australia, NZ, etc.). An important feature of the book is that it draws upon the experiences and research of local experts, representing the perspectives of an extremely diverse cohort across the world (22 countries and 2 regions in total). The book addresses topics such as: the development and implementation of health education in different countries; the influence of political, cultural, societal or religious mores; governmental or ministerial drives; economic or other pressures driving curriculum reform; and the influence of external assessment regimes on health education. By embedding discussions of health education in local contexts and representing a diversity of perspectives on this important topic this book highlights both barriers and enablers to improving health education across the globe.


curriculum reform health education

Editors and affiliations

  • Neil Taylor
    • 1
  • Frances Quinn
    • 2
  • Michael Littledyke
    • 3
  • Richard K. Coll
    • 4
  1. 1.University of New EnglandArmidaleAustralia
  2. 2.University of New EnglandArmidaleAustralia
  3. 3.University of New EnglandArmidaleAustralia
  4. 4.University of WaikatoHamiltonNew Zealand

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