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ERIC Number: ED233130
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Stress Management. A Challenge for Adult Education.
Trollan, Constance
The goal for the adult educator in modern society is to help individuals gain the competencies to function adequately with perpetual change. Adult education should plan and implement stress management programs as an educational activity that is a basis upon which people can learn to adapt to societal stress and rapid social evolution. The health care system has focused on pathology with individuals considered as passive patients. An emerging paradigm of health parallels the andragogical principles of adult education developed by Knowles. This approach, which emphasizes self-directed learning, should be adopted by adult educators planning and implementing stress management classes in order to facilitate optimum learning opportunities. Stresses of daily life can have deleterious effects upon one's health. Stress management programs offered by adult educators can teach coping strategies and/or exercises. The andragogical health educator can increase the effectiveness of health teachings by encouraging self-care, balance, and harmony. (YLB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Stress (Biological); Stress Management