ERIC Number: ED239831
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Para Cerrar la Brecha: Un Enfoque Participativo para la Educacion en Salud y Nutricion (Bridging the Gap: A Participatory Approach to Health and Nutrition Education).
Keehn, Martha, Ed.
A Spanish version of a manual on workshops for training nutrition and health field educators to approach communities more sensitively emphasizes techniques for involving community members in efforts to achieve better health and nutrition. Experiential workshop materials and techniques have been field-tested in several countries, including Indonesia and the Dominican Republic. Workshops consist of 3 short sessions (10-15 days each), spaced 3 to 4 months apart, with a multidisciplinary approach. Workshop activities are conducted in three subgroups, which organize their work in flexible, interacting smaller units. Practical applications and fieldwork in three villages are essential components, with participants returning to their own agencies between training sessions, to transfer the new techniques into immediate use. At the beginning of each new training session, participants share their field experiences and members of the training team provide feedback. Participants are also trained in evaluation methods. Training activities fall into four categories: training community health and nutrition workers, helping communities uncover health and nutrition problems, creating learning activities, and planning and evaluating with the community. All activities are presented in a format which specifies setting, time needed, purpose, preparation, and procedure. (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, Spanish, Team Training, Workshops
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Translations
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Save the Children, Westport, CT.
Note: For the English version, see RC 014 609. This edition translated by Mario Yepes.