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TitleHealth education in textbooks of 16 countries: emphasis on biomedical and health promotion approaches
Author(s)Dantas, Catarina
Carvalho, Graça Simões de
Clément, Pierre
KeywordsHealth education
Comparative analysis
Issue date2007
PublisherEuropean Science Education Research Association (ESERA)
CitationDANTAS, Catarina; CARVALHO, Graça Simões de; CLÉMENT, Pierre - Health education in textbooks of 16 countries : emphasis on biomedical and health promotion approaches. In ESERA CONFERENCE, Malmö, Sweden, 2007 – “Biology, health and environmental education in 18 countries : an overview of textbook analysis : proceedings” [CD-ROM]. [Malmö : European Science Education Research Association, 2007].
Abstract(s)Classically, Health Education has been based on the Biomedical Model (BM) of health, where the pathologic, curative and preventive conceptions are the main pillars. The more recent approach of Health Promotion (HP) looks for identification of healthy habits and for developing personal empowerment for healthy decision-making towards environmental challenges. The aim of the present study was to compare the emphases on either model (BM or HP) given by textbooks on the topic of Health Education of 16 countries. A total of 71 primary and secondary textbooks on the topic health education were analysed. A specific constructed grid was used for the textbook analysis. Text and image analysis of all countries textbooks allocated France, Malta and Italy to the BM pole whereas other countries such as Germany, Mozambique and Finland were preferentially linked to a HP approach.
TypeConference paper
AccessOpen access
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