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ERIC Number: EJ1002390
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 22
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 24
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0021-3667
Evaluation of a Newly Implemented Undergraduate Global Health Course in the Public University Setting
Moore, Brianna; Sorensen, William; Cooper, Cheryl; Daussat, Lura
Journal of General Education, v61 n4 p505-526 2012
As far as the authors are aware, there is no published information that assesses the beliefs of students regarding global health issues. The purpose of this study was twofold: first, to assess students' baseline knowledge and beliefs regarding issues in global health and second, to evaluate the effectiveness of a new global health course by comparing "pre" and "post" surveys. A specific objective was to explore the factors that positively or negatively influence global knowledge and beliefs related to health. Using factor analysis, student beliefs coalesced into two belief foci: safety/comfort and responsibility/connectedness. Knowledge significantly increased across the board, whereas belief change was more localized. It is hoped that the findings from this study will help educators, particularly in health-related fields, to better understand the many challenges involved in providing effective global education in the college setting. (Contains 8 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas