ERIC Number: ED238609
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Road-to-Birth Game. Technical Note No. 24.
Burns, Julie; Bialosiewicz, Frank
Intended to help pregnant women in Third World regions acquire the attitudes and skills necessary to help them maintain their health and that of their unborn children, the game uses role playing and simulation to stress the importance of prenatal care, teach the recognition and treatment of common pregnancy problems and danger signals, and encourage the discussion and analysis of health factors such as undernourishment, anemia, and fatigue. The game consists of a reproducible game board and drawing cards, a die or spinner, markers, beans, a content outline, and a guide for discussion, and it includes directions for players and educators, ideas for effective use of the game, and options for the presentation of the information. The game was developed for the rural women served by the government health center in Ciudad Vieja, Guatemala, where prenatal attendance at the clinic improved after women played the game. Educators can easily adapt the game to fit the needs of women in different areas of the Third World. (SB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Developing Nations, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Educational Games, Females, Foreign Countries, Health Education, Mothers, Nonformal Education, Pregnancy, Prenatal Influences, Role Playing, Rural Education, Simulation, Teaching Methods
Center for International Education, 285 Hills House South, Amherst, MA 01003 ($1.50 plus postage, 10% discount on orders of 20 or more).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Ross Labs., Columbus, OH.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Univ., Amherst. Center for International Education.