ERIC Number: EJ931987
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Reference Count: 21
Health Education as an Arena for Adult Educators' Engagement in Social Justice
Hill, Lilian H.
New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, n130 p99-104 Sum 2011
As American political discussion of health care access and costs escalated in view of the November 2010 election, it is clear that access to health care is inequitable. The acrimonious public debate and calls for the health care reform bill to be repealed echo the defeat of the 1993 health care reform bill, which also advocated universal health care access. In this chapter, the author highlights the ways in which social justice can be served by adult education in regards to health. The author addresses the ways that health can be a social justice issue and how adult educators can work towards social justice, either alone or collaboratively with health professionals.
Descriptors: Social Justice, Health Education, Access to Health Care, Adult Educators, Adult Education, Role of Education, Teacher Role, Change Strategies, Educational Strategies, Health Care Costs, Health Promotion, Educational Practices
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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