Schools for Health and Sustainability

Theory, Research and Practice

  • Venka Simovska
  • Patricia Mannix McNamara

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Health Promoting Schools and Education for Sustainable Development

  3. Partnerships, Standards and Change

  4. Examining Implementation

  5. The Challenges of Evaluation and Evidence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 339-339
    2. Hege E. Tjomsland, Bente Wold, Rune Johan Krumsvik, Oddrun Samdal
      Pages 365-378
    3. Marie-Renée Guével, Jeanine Pommier, Didier Jourdan
      Pages 379-404
    4. Terhi Saaranen, Kerttu Tossavainen, Marjorita Sormunen, Sari Laine, Hannele Turunen
      Pages 405-422
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 423-431

About this book


Schools are unique places. They pay a central role in the formation of young people. The importance of how young people are educated and how they are encouraged to live and learn cannot be underestimated. This book advocates for the fostering of agency not only amongst school personnel but also amongst younger generations for health and sustainability. It provides the reader with a new lens with which to discover health promoting schools and education for sustainable development. It invites the reader to look more deeply into both and to accompany the authors on a journey of discovery of the real potential for each to enhance the practice of schooling. 


Education for sustainable development Health education Health promotion School environment Sustainability

Editors and affiliations

  • Venka Simovska
    • 1
  • Patricia Mannix McNamara
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of EducationAarhus UniversityCopenhagenDenmark
  2. 2.Faculty of Education and Health SciencesUniversity of LimerickLimerickIreland

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