ERIC Number: ED111764
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Health Education. Project of Joint Committee on Health Problems in Education of the National Education Association and the American Medical Association.
Russell, Robert D.
As chapter one states, this resource book trys to explore some new ways of thinking about health education, its needs, and its opportunities. Chapter two attempts to define health and discusses how education affects one's behavior and attitudes towards health. Chapter three deals with various health problems in the United States today and possible solutions. Chapter four discusses how young learners vary in mental, emotional, social, and physical growth. Chapters five and six deal with scientific and non-scientific approaches to, and varying attitudes toward, medicine, education, and health, and how an individual's motives and attitudes can affect health-related behavior. Chapter seven describes the mental, social, and physical risks which people take, involving activities such as sports, drinking, taking drugs, and sex. Chapter eight discusses "getting high" both naturally and with the help of outside stimuli, and how these activities affect one's health. Health and health education in an ecological perspective are discussed in chapter nine. Chapter ten discusses variations from dominant values and how they affect an individual's or group's learning patterns and activities. Chapters eleven, twelve, and thirteen discuss curriculum development, learning and teaching strategies, and various teaching materials and resources. Chapter fourteen deals with the value and various methods of evaluation. Health education outside the school is discussed in chapter fifteen. Chapter sixteen concerns the future of health education. (BD)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Behavior, Curriculum Development, Evaluation Methods, Guides, Health Education, Health Materials, Individual Development, Instructional Materials, Physical Development, Teaching Methods, Values
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Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.