Concepts and processes that underpin Health Promoting Schools (HPS) have evolved alongside international health promotion literature over the past 50 years.
New models, theories, guidelines, research, evaluations and exemplars of best practice are collated and shared internationally by a number of reputable organisations including the World Health Organization. This space contains a range of case studies and research, from both New Zealand and overseas, outlining effective HPS practice.
Summary pages from the literature review that informed the HPS national strategic framework can be found below:
- Summary of international research on HPS best practice (Word 2007, 25 kB)
- Summary of the New Zealand HPS Context (Word 2007, 26 kB)
Information on the two significant conferences that helped create the building blocks for Health Promoting Schools can be found on these links:
- The Declaration Alma Ata (1978) (PDF, 12 kB)
- The Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion (1986) (PDF, 17 kB)
- The Spiral of inquiry; Timperly, Kaser and Halbert (PDF, 933 kB)
There has since been a range of research supporting Health Promoting Schools practices:
Health Promoting Schools research and Best Practice
- What's the place of schools in promoting health (PDF, 48 kB)
- Achieving Health Promoting Schools' Guidelines (International Union for Health Promotion and Education) (PDF, 356 kB)
- Promoting Health in Schools: From Evidence to Action (International Union for Health Promotion and Education) (PDF, 1 MB)
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Here is some research that has been carried out in New Zealand since Health Promoting Schools was introduced in 1997.
- Health Promoting Schools in Northern Region - overview of evaluation findings of pilot project (Phoenix Research, 2000) (PDF, 1 MB)
Cushman, P., & Clelland, T. (2011). A health promoting schools approach to bullying. SET (Research Information for Teachers) 2011: No. 3, 17–25. http://www.nzcer.org.nz/nzcerpress/set/articles/health-promoting-schools-approach-bullying
Boyd, S. (2011). Educating healthy citizens in New Zealand schools: Students leading the way. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, US, April 8–12, 2011. At: http://www.nzcer.org.nz/research/publications/educating-healthy-citizens-new-zealand-schools-students-leading-way
Boyd, S. (2009). Enabling students to lead the way: Healthy lifestyles and healthy futures. SET (Research Information for Teachers) 2009: No. 3, 37–43. At: http://www.nzcer.org.nz/nzcerpress/set/articles/enabling-students-lead-way-healthy-lifestyles-and-healthy-futures
Boyd, S. (2009). Viewing schools as a health and wellbeing system: Does this fit with the revised curriculum? SET (Research Information for Teachers) 2009: No. 3, 44–51. At: http://www.nzcer.org.nz/nzcerpress/set/articles/viewing-schools-health-and-wellbeing-system-does-fit-revised-curriculum
Boyd, S., Dingle, R., Hodgen, E., King, J., & Moss, M. (2009). The changing face of Fruit in Schools: 2009 overview report. Final Healthy Futures evaluation report. Wellington: Ministry of Health. At: http://www.nzcer.org.nz/research/publications/changing-face-fruit-schools-2009-overview-report
Boyd, S., & Moss, M. (2009). The changing face of Fruit in Schools: The 2008 case studies. Final Healthy Futures evaluation report. Wellington: Ministry of Health. At: http://www.nzcer.org.nz/research/publications/changing-face-fruit-schools-2008-case-studies
Dingle, R., Hodgen, E., Boyd, S., Shapleski, J., King, J., & Moss, M. (2009). The changing face of Fruit in Schools: Technical report. Final Healthy Futures evaluation report. Wellington: Ministry of Health. At: http://www.nzcer.org.nz/research/publications/changing-face-fruit-schools-technical-report
Boyd, S., Dingle, R., Campbell, R., King, J., & Corter, A. (2007). Taking a bite of the apple: The implementation of Fruit in Schools (Healthy Futures evaluation report to the Ministry of Health). Wellington: Ministry of Health. At: http://www.nzcer.org.nz/research/publications/taking-bite-apple-implementation-fruit-schools-healthy-futures-evaluation-repo