La transversalidad y la escuela promotora de salud

Revista Española de Salud Pública (Impact Factor: 0.71). 01/2001; DOI: 10.1590/S1135-57272001000600003
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ABSTRACT El presente artículo muestra la evolución de la escuela en su contribución a la Educación para la Salud. De la concepción tradicional de la salud, se pasa a una perspectiva holística que engloba las dimensiones física, psicológica y social y bajo estos principios se definen las características de la escuela saludable. La necesidad de abordar el concepto de «transversal» ofrece a los centros escolares la posibilidad de desarrollar un gradiente de compromiso mayor en Educación para la Salud. Finalmente, la incorporación del concepto de promoción de la salud dibuja a la escuela promotora de salud, que intenta avanzar en la integración de los centros docentes en la sociedad donde se ubican.

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    • "Students, teachers and other staff have the right to enjoy safety, healthy and accessibility conditions in schools; headmasters must pay attention to these conditions and constantly improve the prevention and protection standards. Catalan (Spanish) school legislation (Organic Law of Education, 2006; Law of Education of Catalonia, 2009; Organic Regulation of public schools of Catalonia, 1996), does not explicitly refer to any function or task of safety management, but it is true that we can identify some of the headmaster functions with the creation of safety and healthy environments (CECC-UNICEF, 2008; Gavidia, 2001), if we think about the functions which must be undertaken by headmasters as regards safety (Table 1). Table 1. "
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