ERIC Number: ED231568
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Education for Rural Development - A Portfolio of Studies. Volume 3: Health and Nutrition Education.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Asian Centre for Educational Innovation for Development.
Volume 3 of a five-volume portfolio of studies reflecting different facets of the concept of education for rural development contains three studies on health and nutrition. The first study, "Health Education in Rural Development," by K. D. Ariyadasa (Sri Lanka), discusses the role of education in the transmission of health and integrated rural development and provides a global view of the problems and issues of health education in Asia, pointing to the need for effective use of resources, better insights into socio-cultural factors that promote or impede changes in health practices, motivation and harnessing the potential of community women and youth, and promotion of intersectoral cooperation and community participation. The case study of the nutrition education program at Satya Wacana University, by Willi Toisuta (Indonesia), describes an implementation model based on training community women, local leaders, and youth to act as change agents; providing incentives and competitive opportunities to motivate community participation; and developing action programs to give knowledge of nutritious food and skills to children at primary schools. The last study, "Health Education for Rural Development: Findings of Research," by Evelina A. Mejillano (Philippines), reviews 10 research studies, and lists some relevant findings, conclusions, and recommendations. (AH)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agency Cooperation, Change Agents, Community Education, Community Involvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Folk Culture, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Health Education, Higher Education, Models, Nonformal Education, Nutrition, Primary Education, Rural Development, Rural Education, Rural Youth, Sociocultural Patterns
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Collected Works - General; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Asian Centre for Educational Innovation for Development.
Identifiers: Asia; Education Role; Folk Medicine; Indonesia; Philippines
Note: For related documents, see RC 014 165-169.