ERIC Number: ED239830
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: 0
Bridging the Gap: A Participatory Approach to Health and Nutrition Education.
Keehn, Martha, Ed.
The manual is addressed to nutrition and health educators interested in trying out new participatory ways of working at the community level and describes simple techniques to train field staff to approach local communities more sensitively and involve them more fully in achieving better health. Techniques and materials are all experiential and have been field-tested in several countries. The main feature of the training design is a series of three workshops, all including a multidisciplinary approach, involvement of participants, hands-on activities, fieldwork, feedback, and evaluation of fieldwork. The first major section on training community health and nutrition workers discusses the team approach, selecting participants, workshop planning and implementation, and followup. A workshop checklist is provided. The second section covers helping communities uncover health and nutrition problems and emphasizes sensitizing community workers, building community awareness, and exploring problems. A third section, on creating learning activities, describes 15 types of learning materials (priority messages, picture cards, comic books/fotonovelas, slide shows, card games, comparative posters, problem posters, sequence posters, poster cards, picture recipes, booklets, puzzles, and 3 health and nutrition games). The final section covers planning and evaluating with the community, including eight activities. Drawings and photographs illustrate the text. (MH)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Change Agents, Change Strategies, Community Health Services, Community Involvement, Community Problems, Educational Games, Experiential Learning, Field Experience Programs, Foreign Countries, Health Activities, Health Education, Health Personnel, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Nutrition Instruction, Professional Training, Program Evaluation, Team Training, Workshops
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Save the Children, Westport, CT.
Note: For the Spanish version, see RC 014 610.