Abstract—The purpose of this article is to introduce
conceptual ideas and main strategic directions of health
education in Lithuanian primary schools. These conceptual
ideas and strategic directions correspond not only to the vision
of Lithuania, but also to the worldwide trends of health
education, which are reflected in the work of the World Health
Organization and European tendencies. The relevance of this
problem and the qualitative study of pre-school and primary
school teachers’ approach to health education are discussed in
the article. One of the goals of Lithuanian primary education,
which is focused on the development of child’s mental, physical
and social education, is the assurance of successful health
education of a child in primary school by contributing to one’s
spiritual, physical, mental and social capacity and well-being.
Approach to physical, mental and social health and their
interrelations in solving educational tasks that are oriented to
the components of knowledge and understanding, their
application, skills and attitudes, moral values are described in
Index Terms—Conceptual ideas, health education, primary school, strategic directions, Lithuania.
D. Kalesnikiene is with Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences, Vilnius, CO 08308, Lithuania (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: D. Kalesnikienė, "Health Education in Lithuanian Primary Schools: Conceptual Ideas and Main Strategic Directions," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 1-5, 2015.