ERIC Number: ED435011
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Health Promotion and Health Education for Adults. Adult Learning in the Context of Environment, Health and Population. A Series of 29 Booklets Documenting Workshops Held at the Fifth International Conference on Adult Education (Hamburg, Germany, July 14-18, 1997).
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Hamburg (Germany). Inst. for Education.
This booklet addresses the growing importance of health in adult learning and the interest in joint action. Section 1 describes the context, one in which substantial, but unevenly spread, progress has been made in improving global health. Section 2 examines the social aspects of health and explains how what is defined as health or sickness depends not only on individuals and biological factors but on the social and cultural environment within which individuals live, work, and interact. Section 3 defines health promotion, which builds on a social and cultural understanding of health and illness, as the process of enabling people to increase control over their health through advocacy and intersectoral action; health education as a component of health promotion; and community action as a key component of health promotion policies. Section 4 discusses the closeness between health education and adult learning as reflected in the similarity of goals and principles that characterize both contemporary adult education and health promotion policies. Section 5 focuses on health as a basic human right. Section 6 defines health literacy. Section 7 describes projects in Nepal, Germany, and Bolivia that illustrate the links between health and adult education. Section 8 outlines policies and aims that adult education programs for health promotion should include. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Programs, Community Action, Cooperative Programs, Educational Opportunities, Foreign Countries, Health Education, Health Programs, Health Promotion
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
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Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Hamburg (Germany). Inst. for Education.
Identifiers - Location: Bolivia; Germany; Nepal