The Czech Public`s Opinions on Health Education in Primary Schools



Year of publication 2009
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference School and Health 21 Topical Issues in Health Education
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Education

Field Pedagogy and education
Keywords health education; family education; primary school; education
Description The paper deals with the Czech public`s opinions on health education in primary schools. The results have been obtained by means of representative sociological research into health and healthy lifestyle. The research was joined by the author of this paper within pursuing the School and Health for the 21st Century research plan and was carried out in cooperation with the Medical Information Centre and the INRES Agency. The research involved 1606 Czech citizens aged over fifteen and was representative in terms of age, gender and regions of the Czech Republic. Its results helped to identify main reasons for dissatisfaction with health education in primary schools among the Czech public, revealing that the primary factors leading to dissatisfaction are the extent of classes, educational content and the teacher`s personality. The findings inspire a range of concrete ideas for improving the quality of the Humans and Health educational area.
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