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A Fourteen Year Follow-Up Study of Health Promoting Schools in Norway: Principals’ Perceptions of Conditions Influencing Sustainability

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dc.contributor.author Tjomsland, Hege Eikeland eng
dc.contributor.author Larsen, Torill Marie Bogsnes eng
dc.contributor.author Viig, Nina Grieg eng
dc.contributor.author Wold, Bente eng
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-19T07:55:14Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-19T07:55:14Z
dc.date.issued 2009 eng
dc.identifier.citation The Open Education Journal 2: 54-64 en
dc.identifier.issn 1874-9208 eng
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1956/3887
dc.description.abstract In this study, we examined the sustainability of health-promoting practices in Norwegian schools that were enrolled in the European Network of Health-Promoting Schools from 1993 to 2003. The research questions were: How do the principals perceive that health-promoting practices have been sustained in the schools following the schools’ membership of the health-promoting schools network? In what way is school leadership related to the sustainability of health promotion? The study draws on qualitative data consisting of interviews with seven principals in 2008 and school documents. The schools determined their own priorities for action based on assessment of needs in 1994. After 14 years, health promotion practices were sustained in six of the seven schools. Two factors emerged as vital for sustained health promotion practices: the health-promoting school experience and the maintenance and development of practice. The health-promoting school experience relates to staff who internalized the potential link between health promotion practices, school satisfaction, and learning. This also emphasizes the importance of the transfer of experience in sustaining health promotion practices as the staff turned over. The maintenance of vision and practice relates to the principals’ commitment to school health promotion, leadership practices that encourage health promotion practices, and external collaboration with the surrounding community in health promotion. en
dc.language.iso eng eng
dc.publisher Bentham Open eng
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial CC BY-NC eng
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ eng
dc.subject Health promoting school eng
dc.subject Sustainability eng
dc.subject Leadership eng
dc.title A Fourteen Year Follow-Up Study of Health Promoting Schools in Norway: Principals’ Perceptions of Conditions Influencing Sustainability eng
dc.type Journal article eng
dc.type Peer reviewed eng
dc.subject.nsi VDP::Samfunnsvitenskap: 200::Pedagogiske fag: 280 nob
dc.rights.holder Copyright 2009 Tjomsland et al.; Licensee Bentham Open.
dc.rights.holder Tjomsland et al. eng
bora.peerreviewed Peer reviewed eng
bibo.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.2174/1874920800902010054 eng
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.2174/1874920800902010054


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