ERIC Number: EJ792784
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: 29
A New Health Education Paradigm: Uncommon Thoughts about Common Matters
Glover, Elbert D.
American Journal of Health Education, v35 n5 p260-271 Sep-Oct 2004
This article presents the text of the address delivered by Dr. Elbert Glover at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Health Education, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance in New Orleans, Louisiana, on April 2, 2004. In this address, the author reflects on his life, acknowledges the individuals that contributed to his success, discusses the current condition of health education, stresses the need for a new health education paradigm, and talks about the future of health education. Dr. Glover hopes that the fundamental act of admitting that quality research and research training for health educators are critical for their future might set in motion the necessary chain of events and processes to solve or improve their current predicament. He encourages health educators to not only dream of the future, but also confront and plan for the future. He says changing one's thinking, adopting a new research paradigm, moving out of one's comfort zone, being open to the future, and dreaming of the future are supremely courageous paths to follow, for they are often met with criticism.
Descriptors: Health Education, Scientific Methodology, Medical Research, Research Methodology, Health Behavior, Research Skills
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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