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  1. Content standards and performance indicators: health (grades 1-8)

    This document provides content standards and performance indicators for grades 1-8 in following subjects: 1. Personal health and fitness; 2. Emotional and mental health; 3. Substance use, abuse and prevention; 4. Nutrition; 5. Safety and first aid; 6. Prevention and control of diseases. It includes expectation benchmarks and sample performance indicators and names relevant teaching resources.

  2. Global life skills education evaluation

    This report presents the findings of the Global Life Skills Education Evaluation, commissioned by UNICEF to evaluate their support to establish sustainable and evidence-based life skills education (LSE) programmes. …

  3. Health Promoting Schools Course Student Teacher Course Book

    This course book has three modules: health promoting schools, health issues in schools, HPS planning. Schools have an important role in improving the health of children and the community. Teaching about health is one way to improve health but schools can do more. Many schools are becoming Health Promoting Schools (HPS) and the Department of Education is urging all schools to become healthy and child friendly. This course is designed to help the student teacher learn how to plan, manage and implement HPS strategies in their own school. …

  4. Healthy Action: An Activity Book for Teachers and Learners

    This toolkit provides a guide to activities across the following health topics: tobacco, alcohol and other drugs, nutrition, hygiene, sanitation and infectious diseases, physical activity, injury prevention and violence prevention. Each chapter lists activities for teachers to sensitize themselves and their colleagues and to build a more conducive school environment. …

  5. Increased sexual abstinence among in-school adolescents as a result of school health education in Soroti district, Uganda

    A health education program conducted in primary schools in Soroti district, Uganda promoted increased access to information, better peer interactions and better quality of the health education system. A cross-sectional survey was conducted among students in their final year of primary school (average age 14 years) at baseline and two years after introduction of the intervention. The percentage of sexually active students decreased from 42.9% (123 out of 287) to 11.1% (31 out of 280) in the intervention arm, while no changes were observed in the control arm. …

  6. Plan de Educación para la Salud en la Escuela de la Región de Murcia: Documentos de apoyo

    Orientaciones para el trabajo docente en prevención de VIH/sida e ITS. Incluye sugerencias para el trabajo en el aula, relación con otras variables y recomendaciones higiénico-sanitarias para el medio educativo.

  7. Plan de Educación para la Salud en la Escuela de la Región de Murcia: Información sobre VIH/sida y otras ETS para educadores

    Esta publicación es un material diseñado para ayudar a los educadores a trabajar con sus alumnos en el ámbito de la prevención de la infección por VIH/SIDA. Forma parte de una propuesta global que pretende facilitar esta tarea y que está formada por varias líneas estratégicas complementarias: material impreso, CD, página web y asesoramiento al educador. Se describen el VIH/sida y otras ITS, sus características, forma de contagio y cómo prevenirlas. Toda esta información está dirigida al docente ya sea para preparar las clases o responder consultas de sus alumnos.

  8. Plan de Educación para la Salud en la Escuela de la Región de Murcia: Materiales educativos para la prevención del VIH/sida y otras enfermedades de transmisión sexual

    Esta publicación es un material diseñado para ayudar a los educadores a trabajar con sus alumnos en el ámbito de la prevención de la transmisión del VIH/SIDA. Forma parte de una propuesta global que pretende facilitar esta tarea y que está formada por varias líneas estratégicas complementarias: material impreso, CD, página web y asesoramiento al educador. Este documento en particular contiene la presentación, contenidos y actividades de este programa.

  9. School Health Policy of Lesotho

    The School Health Policy of Lesotho seeks to establish and promote policies for the development and management of vital services within the school setting for both learners and employees. The School Health Policy is a result of an extensive consultative process involving various players in and outside Lesotho. The needs and expectations of the learners, employees and society were considered and reconciled in arriving at the policies. The Policy encourages the participation of other players through a multi-sectoral approach. …

  10. Focusing Resources on Effective School Health: A FRESH Start to Improving the Quality and Equity of Education

    This article discusses the current state of education in the region and the factors affecting it. The main concern has been provision of Education for All and achieving this through improving the quality of education for all. The factors that have decreased the quality of education and how they can best be tackled are put on the fore front in this inter-agency collaboration.

  11. The World Bank School Health Programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa

    This document reviews the work of the Focusing Resources on Effective School Health (FRESH) programs. The FRESH partnership was developed by the World Bank, WHO, UNICEF and UNESCO in order to ensure that schools have adequtate hygiene and sanitation facilities together with all required nutrition services. This was in recognition of the fact that without proper health facilities, good education was at risk and virtually impossible.

  12. Child abuse by teachers in Zimbabwe

    This paper offers needed statistics on the extent of sexual abuse in schools. It analyses 246 reported cases of sexual abuse in schools in Zimbabwe into 3 categories: sexual abuse, physical abuse and emotional abuse. Key findings: 81.6% of sexual abuse was perpetrated by trained teachers and 65.5% of the perpetrators had had sexual abuse with their pupils

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