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ERIC Number: EJ918869
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0973-1342
Health Promotion Using Life Skills Education Approach for Adolescents in Schools--Development of a Model
Bharath, Srikala; Kumar, K. V. Kishore
Journal of Indian Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, v4 n1 p5-11 2008
Life Skills Education (LSE) is a novel promotional program that teaches generic life skills through participatory learning methods of games, debates, role-plays, and group discussion. Conceptual understanding and practicing of the skills occurs through experiential learning in a non-threatening setting. Such initiatives provide the adolescent with a wide range of alternative and creative ways of solving problems. Repeated practice of these skills leads to a certain mastery and application of such skills to real life situation helps in gaining control over the situation. LSE empowers the youth to choose appropriate values and behaviour which are ingredients of positive health. Development of a model school mental health program using the LSE methodology and psychosocial competence of the adolescents as the goal is described. The highlights of model are: (1) Comprehensive health in adolescents is the goal; (2) Using Life Skills as the medium; (3) Providing a structure to the program by activities; and (4) Teachers as facilitators. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: India