Evaluating health-promoting schools in Hong Kong: development of a framework

Lee, Albert, Cheng, Frances F. K. and St Leger, Lawrence 2005, Evaluating health-promoting schools in Hong Kong: development of a framework, Health promotion international, vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 177-186, doi: 10.1093/heapro/dah607.

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Title Evaluating health-promoting schools in Hong Kong: development of a framework
Author(s) Lee, Albert
Cheng, Frances F. K.
St Leger, Lawrence
Journal name Health promotion international
Volume number 20
Issue number 2
Start page 177
End page 186
Publisher Oxford University Press
Place of publication Oxford, England
Publication date 2005
ISSN 0957-4824
Keyword(s) health-promoting schools
Summary Health-promoting schools (HPS)/healthy schools have existed internationally for about 15 years. Yet there are few comprehensive evaluation frameworks available which enable the outcomes of HPS initiatives to be assessed. This paper identifies an evaluation framework developed in Hong Kong. The framework uses a range of approaches to explore what schools actually do in their health promotion and health education initiatives. The framework, which is based on the WHO (Western Pacific Regional Office) Guidelines for HPS, is described in detail. The appropriate instruments for data collection are described and their origins identified. The evaluation plan and protocol, which underpinned the very comprehensive evaluation in Hong Kong, are explained. Finally, a case is argued for evaluation of HPS to be more in line with the educational dynamics of schools and the research literature on effective schooling, rather than focusing primarily on health-related measures.
Language eng
DOI 10.1093/heapro/dah607
Field of Research 111712 Health Promotion
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2005, The author
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30008813

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Health and Social Development
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