ERIC Number: ED113326
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Sep
Papers on Theoretical Issues in Health Education.
California Univ., Berkeley. School of Public Health.
This document is a collection of 17 papers on theoretical issues in health education presented at the Dorothy Nyswander International Symposium. The introduction, entitled "Theory and Practice in Health Education: A Synthesis," attempts to highlight some of the features of these papers and their relevance for health education practice. The papers show a diversity in subject matter and scope and include such subjects as health education in the medical care setting, community organization, and educational diagnosis. Several papers examine various theoretical concepts and their applicability to health education practice. The papers emphasize people and the predominant position they play in decisions about their own health actions. Another common characteristic of the papers is the emphasis on precision in the delineation and analysis of whatever aspects of health education are under consideration (defining health education, causes affecting the individual or group behavior, analysis of data, program planning and methods, evaluation, training, and administrative framework). Yet another characteristic of the papers is the emphasis on theory or the ways to use theory in the practical implementation of programs. (BD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. School of Public Health.
Note: Papers presented at the Dorothy Nyswander International Symposium (September 27-28, 1974)