What is taught about dementia in secondary schools? A survey of schools in Sussex, England (innovative practice)

Farina, Nicolas (2017) What is taught about dementia in secondary schools? A survey of schools in Sussex, England (innovative practice). Dementia. ISSN 1471-3012 (Accepted)

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Abstract

Local dementia education initiatives exist in schools but it is unclear what the wider uptake of such programmes are. A self-created survey was sent to staff in a number of secondary schools (teaching ages 11-16) across Sussex, England. Sixty schools responded to the survey (response rate = 58%). While the majority of schools expressed an interest in including some form of dementia education within their school in the future, only nine schools (15%) currently had dementia education embedded within their curriculum. Despite government calls to reduce stigma and improve attitudes towards dementia, it seems very little is being taught in secondary schools on the topic.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: adolescents, curriculum, dementia, education, schools, children
Schools and Departments: Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Neuroscience
Subjects: L Education
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neurosciences. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry > RC0438 Psychiatry > RC0512 Psychopathology > RC0513 Psychoses > RC0521 Dementia
Depositing User: Nicolas Farina
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2017 07:16
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2017 20:15
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/69046

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