ERIC Number: ED368718
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
The Multicultural Challenge in Health Education.
Matiella, Ana Consuelo, Ed.
This collection offers strategies for making health education culturally relevant. The volume is organized into five sections. The first section, "Foundations for Multicultural Health Education," includes chapters: (1) "Who Are the Children and How Is Their Health?" (Iris M. Tropp, Marie J. Montrose); (2) "The Acculturation Process and Implications for Education and Services" (J. Manuel Casas and Antonio Casas); and (3) "Ethnicity and the Health Belief Systems" (Leonard Jack, Jr., Ira E. Harrison, and Collins O. Airhihenbuwa). Section 2, "Comprehensive Health Education in a Multicultural World," consists of chapters: (4) "What Is Comprehensive Health Education?" (William M. Kane, Lisa Shames, and Mark Jager); (5) "A Multiethnic Perspective on Comprehensive Health Education" (Anthony R. Sancho); (6) "General Guidelines for an Effective and Culturally Sensitive Approach to Health Education" (Sally M. Davis); and (7) "Integrating Multicultural Health Education into the Curriculum" (Markella L. Pahnos and Karen L. Butt). Section 3, "Multicultural Relevancy in Instruction," includes chapters: (8) "Empowerment Education Applied to Youth" (Nina Wallerstein); (9) "Student-Produced Health Education Materials" (Rima E. Rudd, Linda R. Comfort, Jeanne M. Mongillo, and Linda Zani); (10) "Working Cooperatively with Native-American Communities To Educate Children and Youth" (Michael E. Bird, William M. Kane, Lisa Shames, and Mark Jager); and (11) "Teaching Health through Sheltered English" (Lillian Vega Castaneda). Section 4, "Increasing Staff Capabilities," presents chapters: (12) "Shifting the Dominant Paradigm: A Challenge for Administrators" (Maria Natera); (13) "Staff Development for Multicultural Competency" (Loren B. Bensley, Jr.); (14) "Preservice Education for Multicultural Understanding" (Deborah A. Fortune); and (15) "Inservice Training: The Health Teacher As Professional Learner" (Veronica M. Acosta-Deprez). Section 5, "Working Together: Family and Community Involvement," provides chapters: (16) "Family Involvement in the Classroom and School Site" (Maria E. Hernandez and Charlen A. Day); and (17) "Community Partnerships in Comprehensive Health Education" (Katherine-Kerry L. Bozza). Ethnic and demographic profiles are appended. (LL)
Descriptors: Child Health, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Health Materials, Health Promotion, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Learning Strategies, Multicultural Education, Partnerships in Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Relevance (Education), Resource Materials
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