We learnt how to be a good leader, help live a good life: an evaluation of a pilot 'family wellbeing' program in two Cape York primary schools

Tsey, Komla, Deemal, Audrey, Whiteside, Mary, and Gibson, Teresa (2003) We learnt how to be a good leader, help live a good life: an evaluation of a pilot 'family wellbeing' program in two Cape York primary schools. Report. University of Queensland & Apunipima Cape York Health Council, Cairns, QLD, Australia.

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Abstract

Schools are an important setting for personal and social skill development however, despite the obvious need, there are very few documented examples of personal development programs being run in remote Indigenous schools. At the request of the Hopevale and Bloomfield River Primary schools in Far North Queensland, a pilot personal development and leadership program, based on the 'family wellbeing' empowerment program, was run in the two schools. This pilot took place between April and November 2001. The main objectives of the school program were to encourage the students to learn more about themselves, their basic needs as people, to think about themselves as people who have a future, to think about the people and things they connect with, to think about their role models and to have greater awareness about their place in their communities and the wider world. The 'family wellbeing' program had never before been run in a school context or with such a young age group. However the program was well received by students, teachers and other members of the school community; it was seen as a 'good fit' for school children, relevant and much needed. Outcomes people spoke about included increased analytical and reflective skills and positive behaviour changes. As a result, there has been a strong call for the program to continue.

Item ID: 30320
Item Type: Report (Report)
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2016 00:10
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111701 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health @ 20%
13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education @ 80%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939901 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education @ 80%
92 HEALTH > 9203 Indigenous Health > 920301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Determinants of Health @ 20%
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