School Health (Fragments)

Is there uniformity in the education system on health in schools? The question may seem urgent as we emerge from a particularly serious global epidemic (?). The new issue of Sèvres (n ° 89) ‘s International Review of Education does not really answer. It does, however, advise global development in the face of the increasing medicalization of students’ academic difficulties and the (cowardly) reunion between health professionals, parents and teachers.


The same question arises when teachers are asked questions about health in schools. How has Kovid been managed and its impact on students and the education system in particular? What do we know about the health of teachers? What about school medicine? These three questions are not answered in this issue of Revue Internationale de Sèvres (n ° 89). The coordinators of the number, Helen Buison Fenet and Yannick Tane, chose not to deal with them. There will no longer be echoes of world statistics on school wellness. Frustration-way, that’s a lot!

Treatment of school difficulties

Let’s explore the contributions to this problem. Treatment of school difficulties first. Two articles, with 3 countries (Turkey, Quebec and Belgium) solve this question. In Turkey, “the non-acquisition of the necessary academic skills despite the absence of an intellectual disability is interpreted by doctors as a strong indication for the existence of a specific learning disorder or attention deficit disorder,” Mr Savigsi explained. He spoke in support of the US Alliance, but said that maintaining some independence was important. For poor families, diagnosing this disease is the only institutional way to deal with the plight of their child. “Diagnosis of dyslexia, hyperactivity, and attention deficit constitute relevant institutional categories whose use is characterized by social and educational inequality.” In Flanders (Belgium) and Quebec, according to MC Brault, E Degroote and M Van Houtte, treatment of academic difficulties is advancing at different rates. Taking the example of ADHD, they show that 9 times more children in Quebec are infected with ADHD than Flanders (18% vs. 2%) and 17 times more children taking ADHD-related drugs (such as Ritalin). We have a clear example of the treatment of school difficulties here. Similarly Flemish teachers “report high levels of movement among their students, they do not even suspect ADHD diagnosis”. Their study further shows that some children, boys are more likely than girls, poor people are more likely to be treated than rich people. For the authors, there are many reasons for this treatment, one of which is more important than the other: “All students have a responsibility to succeed. Quebec teachers feel indebted to their parents and are afraid of their grievances.”

What is the role for parents?

Through these examples, and through articles in Germany, Poland, the Netherlands, French-speaking Belgium, and France, the problem is that there are two elements to the teacher triangle – the growing recognition of doctors and parents. “Health professionals seem to be more socialized on school quality issues. They know what school needs are,” said H. Buison Fenett. “Teachers are beginning to learn how to deal with family therapy. They have learned to rub shoulders with speech therapists. “This cross-socialization addresses issues in both camps. But it also raises questions about the place of parents. Plays a full role.

The question deserves an answer

If these developments seemed to be international, we would prefer to get international insights into school medicine or even students’ health status and their sense of well-being at school. We understand that, in the case of school medicine, the comparison may not be favorable for France … Regarding the management of the health crisis and its consequences, the French Ministry has not spared our cockroaches. It’s time to dump her and move on.

Franোয়াois Jared

School health. International Review of Education Sèvres, n ° 89.

Table of contents

OECD: France and Covid

OECD: France differs in health crisis management

School Medicine: Blankers and Disappearances

Blanker and Bujin face a shortage of school doctors

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