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Joining the dots: The links between education and health and implications for Indigenous children

Johnston, Vanessa, Lea, Tess and Carapetis, Jonathan R. (2009). Joining the dots: The links between education and health and implications for Indigenous children. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health,45(12):692-697.

Document type: Journal Article

IRMA ID 10488xPUB9
Title Joining the dots: The links between education and health and implications for Indigenous children
Author Johnston, Vanessa
Lea, Tess
Carapetis, Jonathan R.
Journal Name Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Publication Date 2009
Volume Number 45
Issue Number 12
ISSN 1440-1754   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-73449145316
Start Page 692
End Page 697
Total Pages 6
Place of Publication UK
Publisher Blackwell Publishing
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract This paper provides a general overview of the literature investigating the nexus between education and health; discussing the relationship between these domains at individual, family and community levels. We then briefly examine the programme and research implications of such a framework for interventions aimed at improving education and health, with specific reference to young Indigenous Australians. We find that while education and health are inextricably linked, throughout the life course and at different levels of influence, there is less empirical work exploring this relationship in an Indigenous context. Given the gravity of literacy and numeracy failure rates in school-based education and its potential impact on Indigenous health, we assert an urgent case for rigorous research into interventions that address the barriers to effectiveness in implementing quality educational experiences and opportunities for Indigenous children.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1440-1754.2009.01596.x   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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