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Pre-service teacher training in health and wellbeing in England: the state of the nation

Pre-service teacher training in health and wellbeing in England: the state of the nation
Pre-service teacher training in health and wellbeing in England: the state of the nation
This paper presents findings from a survey of pre-service teacher training institutions in England with regard to the provision of health and well-being education. It examines factors affecting the inclusion of health and well-being,
and explores educational implications in light of the changing landscape of pre-service teacher education in England. Provision of health and well-being
education is noticeably variable across institutions, and many course leaders are unclear about the coverage in their partner schools. Course leaders regard health
and well-being as an important part of the curriculum, but the focus is usually on generic health-related themes such as child protection and behaviour management,
which address Government priorities, rather than on specific topics such as education about diet, drugs, alcohol, smoking, sex and relationships and
physical activity. The paper argues that these aspects should be addressed for pre-service teachers to have an increased sense of self-efficacy and become
capable health promoters.
health education, pre-service teacher education, education policy
0261-9768
217-233
Byrne, Jenny
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Shepherd, J.
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Byrne, Jenny, Shepherd, J., Dewhirst, S., Pickett, K., Speller, Viv, Roderick, P., Grace, Marcus and Almond, P. (2015) Pre-service teacher training in health and wellbeing in England: the state of the nation. European Journal of Teacher Education, 38 (2), 217-233. (doi:10.1080/02619768.2015.1030069).

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Abstract

This paper presents findings from a survey of pre-service teacher training institutions in England with regard to the provision of health and well-being education. It examines factors affecting the inclusion of health and well-being,
and explores educational implications in light of the changing landscape of pre-service teacher education in England. Provision of health and well-being
education is noticeably variable across institutions, and many course leaders are unclear about the coverage in their partner schools. Course leaders regard health
and well-being as an important part of the curriculum, but the focus is usually on generic health-related themes such as child protection and behaviour management,
which address Government priorities, rather than on specific topics such as education about diet, drugs, alcohol, smoking, sex and relationships and
physical activity. The paper argues that these aspects should be addressed for pre-service teachers to have an increased sense of self-efficacy and become
capable health promoters.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 1 May 2015
Keywords: health education, pre-service teacher education, education policy
Organisations: Mathematics, Science & Health Education

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Local EPrints ID: 376740
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/376740
ISSN: 0261-9768
PURE UUID: b362f3f2-0226-4439-9605-1514c4f27a96
ORCID for J. Shepherd: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-1682-4330
ORCID for K. Pickett: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-8631-6465
ORCID for P. Roderick: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9475-6850

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Date deposited: 12 May 2015 11:26
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 13:05

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