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Pazzaglia, Gina; Williams, Christine – Journal of School Health, 2012
To reduce the risk of intolerance to differences, prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination, students must be open to understanding the perspectives of different groups. Early introduction of healthy eating practices and physical activity in childhood is essential for healthy physical and emotional development. The same is true for the early…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Consciousness Raising, Food, Eating Habits
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Hall, P. Cougar; Lindsay, Gordon B.; West, Joshua H. – Journal of School Health, 2011
The influence of media on adolescents' health practices and behaviors, including personal values, beliefs, and perceived norms cannot be overstated. Youth media consumption continues to increase. Media messages are carefully designed to persuade the consumer to believe or do something. Some of the most persuasive media messages can be found in…
Descriptors: Health Education, Health Promotion, Smoking, Behavioral Objectives
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Donovan, Owen M. – Journal of School Health, 2009
This article presents a teaching technique that aims to demonstrate pedagogy consistent with the characteristics of effective health education curricula that is student-centered, builds personal and social competence, and embeds assessment throughout the learning process. This teaching technique is appropriate for middle and high school students…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, Health Education, Chronic Illness, Cancer
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Johnson, Sarah Lindstrom – Journal of School Health, 2009
Background: School violence can impact the social, psychological, and physical well-being of both students and teachers and disrupt the learning process. This review focuses on a new area of research, the mechanisms by which the school environment determines the likelihood of school violence. Methods: A search for peer-reviewed articles was made…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Violence, Literature Reviews, Classification
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Santabarbara, Todd; Erbe, Ryan; Cooper, Scott – Journal of School Health, 2009
Intimate or romantic relationships for young people today play an integral role in their health and quality of life. Between the ages of 11 and 13 students become more interested in the opposite sex and as a result they begin to develop more intimate relationships. Around this age students are learning to deal with these feelings of attraction and…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Relationship, Health Education, Intimacy, Sexuality
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Heine, Chyrisse; Slone, Michelle – Journal of School Health, 2008
Central Auditory Processing (CAP) difficulties have attained increasing recognition leading to escalating rates of referrals for evaluation. Recognition of the association between (Central) Auditory Processing Disorder ((C)APD) and language, learning, and literacy difficulties has resulted in increased referrals and detection in school-aged…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Etiology, Adolescents, Auditory Perception