A nationwide survey on current conditions of school health education

Eun Sook Park, Young Joo Park, Ho Sihn Ryu, KuemSun Han, Rah I. Hwang, Yeo Jin Im, Hye Sang Im, So Hyun Moon

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PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to analyze and assess the current situation of Korea's school health education program and to establish measures to efficiently carry out school health education in Korea. METHOD: The survey was conducted through the internet with the health educators of elementary, middle, and high schools nationwide to assess the current condition of school health education programs, and 2,459 samples were collected which accounted for 23.4% of the total respondents. RESULTS: According to school health educators on the enforcement of health education, the higher the education became, the less the health education was enforced. The enforcement rate was 96.9% in elementary schools, 76.7% in middle schools, and 67.3% in high schools. The major reasons were found as difficulty in securing class time (54.5%) and other excessive workloads (20.9%). As a result of the health education awareness survey, over 99% answered that health education is needed, over 80% answered that the education requires independent health textbooks, and over 95% answered that health educators are suitable for the person in charge of the education. CONCLUSION: This study will be a useful in establishing a detailed policy on enhancing school health education in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)381-388
Number of pages8
JournalTaehan Kanho Hakhoe chi
Volume36
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Apr 1

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A nationwide survey on current conditions of school health education. / Park, Eun Sook; Park, Young Joo; Ryu, Ho Sihn; Han, KuemSun; Hwang, Rah I.; Im, Yeo Jin; Im, Hye Sang; Moon, So Hyun.

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Park, Eun Sook ; Park, Young Joo ; Ryu, Ho Sihn ; Han, KuemSun ; Hwang, Rah I. ; Im, Yeo Jin ; Im, Hye Sang ; Moon, So Hyun. / A nationwide survey on current conditions of school health education. In: Taehan Kanho Hakhoe chi. 2006 ; Vol. 36, No. 2. pp. 381-388.
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