School Health Services in India: The Social and Economic Contexts

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School health is an important aspect of children′s health and an integral part of school education. School Health Services in India: The Social and Economic Contexts, looks at school health in a holistic manner by locating the context of children′s socio-economic circumstances and the health needs that arise from it. It uses empirical work to look at the context and programmes that address these needs and then examines the engagement of health related issues in the school curriculum. It brings together original research that addresses the socio-economic context of school-going children and programmes such as Midday Meal programme and the school health services that are designed to address the nutritional needs and health concerns of children.

Health education is now part of school curriculum, and this volume showcases the experiences of three NGOs who have adopted innovative approaches to transact health education in government schools in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka.

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Rama V Baru is an Associate Professor at the Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Her principal areas of research are privatization of health care, health policy, comparative studies in health systems and health sector reforms. She has published widely in these areas and also authored Private Health Care in India: Social Characteristics and Trends (Sage Publications, 1998). She is on the editorial board of the Global Social Policy published by Sage Publications and on various committees of national and international organizations.

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This timely book provides a review of the status of school services in India and offers insights into its three major components: school feeding, medical interventions and health education...School Health Services in India will be of interest to anyone who wishes to have an introduction to the subject and to those interested in practical issues with implementing such services in low-income countries.

(Pacific Affairs)

A very comprehensive book, with in-depth assessment, analysis and recommendations for action in critical areas of school education, health and nutrition.

(Journal of Health Management)

This book is likely to be of interest to policy-makers, researchers and practitioners of health and education. The book draws on primary and secondary qualitative and quantitative data to make some important observations and recommendations with regard to the social and economic contexts of school health in India.

(Current Science)

The attempt by the author to bring on record the state of school health services is laudable.... The book is a useful addition to the literature on school health services, not adequately covered by researchers and policy-makers.

(The New Indian Express)

Rama Baru provides an incisive overview of school health services tracing its history and constraints and providing useful suggestions for improvement...Theory is connected with practical activities like puppet shows, real life case studies etc.

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Book Description Sage Publications, New Delhi, India, 2008. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. While the contribution of education to health has gained recognition, the reciprocal relationship between health and education and its outcomes have not been adequately studied. This work broadens the perspective on school health in India by locating it within the epidemiological and socio-economic context of children in the school-going age group. The collection explores the social context and programmes for school health in the country, including the Mid-Day Meal (MDM) Scheme, School Health Services and School Health Education. Studies have shown that socio-economic factors play a very important role in determining enrolment, retention, completion and learning in schools. School Health Services in India: The Social and Economic Contexts analyzes the relationship between levels of malnutrition and minor and major illnesses on the one hand, and socio-economic status, on the other. It also examines in detail the different components of the school health programme in India and how they function in different contexts. In addition, it showcases the experiences of three NGOs who have adopted innovative approaches to transact health education in government schools in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka. This seminal work will be helpful to teachers and researchers working in the fields of Education and Health. It will also be immensely useful for researchers and faculty working in the areas of Social Medicine, Community Health and Social Work. Printed Pages: 228. Seller Inventory # 028692

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Book Description Sage Publications, New Delhi, India, 2008. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. While the contribution of education to health has gained recognition, the reciprocal relationship between health and education and its outcomes have not been adequately studied. This work broadens the perspective on school health in India by locating it within the epidemiological and socio-economic context of children in the school-going age group. The collection explores the social context and programmes for school health in the country, including the Mid-Day Meal (MDM) Scheme, School Health Services and School Health Education. Studies have shown that socio-economic factors play a very important role in determining enrolment, retention, completion and learning in schools. School Health Services in India: The Social and Economic Contexts analyzes the relationship between levels of malnutrition and minor and major illnesses on the one hand, and socio-economic status, on the other. It also examines in detail the different components of the school health programme in India and how they function in different contexts. In addition, it showcases the experiences of three NGOs who have adopted innovative approaches to transact health education in government schools in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka. This seminal work will be helpful to teachers and researchers working in the fields of Education and Health. It will also be immensely useful for researchers and faculty working in the areas of Social Medicine, Community Health and Social Work. Printed Pages: 228. Seller Inventory # 028692

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Book Description Sage Publications, 2009. Hardcover. Condition: New. First edition. While the contribution of education to health has gained recognition, the reciprocal relationship between health and education and its outcomes have not been adequately studied. This work broadens the perspective on school health in India by locating it within the epidemiological and socio-economic context of children in the school-going age group. The collection explores the social context and programmes for school health in the country, including the Mid-Day Meal (MDM) Scheme, School Health Services and School Health Education. Studies have shown that socio-economic factors play a very important role in determining enrolment, retention, completion and learning in schools. School Health Services in India: The Social and Economic Contexts analyzes the relationship between levels of malnutrition and minor and major illnesses on the one hand, and socio-economic status, on the other. It also examines in detail the different components of the school health programme in India and how they function in different contexts. In addition, it showcases the experiences of three NGOs who have adopted innovative approaches to transact health education in government schools in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka. This seminal work will be helpful to teachers and researchers working in the fields of Education and Health. It will also be immensely useful for researchers and faculty working in the areas of Social Medicine, Community Health and Social Work. Printed Pages: 228. Seller Inventory # 8304

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