ERIC Number: ED461025
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Helping Students Live Longer and Healthier Lives.
Valentine, Tom, Ed.; Sandlin, Jenny, Ed.
Beyond Basic Skills, v1 n4 Sum 1997
This document, which was written for adult educators in Georgia, offers instructional plans and practical strategies for helping students in adult literacy, adult basic education (ABE), General Educational Development, and English-as-a-second-language (ESL) programs live longer and healthier lives. The document begins with a discussion of why basic health information and health promotion activities are especially important for ABE and ESL students. The remainder of the document presents and explains three learning activities to help adult students improve their health and maintain a healthy lifestyle. The first activity teaches students to examine and understand health statistics, including statistics presented in the form of bar graphs and a pie chart. In the second activity, students learn to solve common health problems by reading case studies and using a group problem-solving approach to solve the problems posed by each case study. The third activity, which is conducted over several class periods, requires that students conduct outside research work to obtain information about how to live longer. The following items are included for each activity: overview and rationale; list of skills developed in the activity; materials needed; steps educators should take to prepare for and conduct the activity; discussion questions; and student handout. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Programs, Classroom Techniques, Health Education, Health Promotion, Information Seeking, Information Sources, Information Utilization, Integrated Curriculum, Learning Activities, Literacy Education, Problem Solving, Statistics, Teacher Role, Well Being
For full text: http://www.coe.uga.edu/adulted/staffdev/bbs.html.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Georgia State Dept. of Technical and Adult Education, Atlanta.
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Dept. of Adult Education.
Identifiers - Location: Georgia