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GACE Health Education: Overview of Health Education Programs - Chapter Summary
The lessons in this chapter offer a quick and easy way to help you review health education programs as you get ready for the GACE Health Education exam. The videos start with a definition of health education and its role in society, moving on to discuss strategies for implementing effective health education programs in schools. They can even help you set study goals as you get ready for the test. After completing the lessons, you should be ready to do the following:
- Detail assessments and resources for school health education
- Examine strategies for planning, implementing, assessing and improving school health education programs
- Discuss curriculum issues found in health education
- Assess the reliability sources of health information
- Describe peer leadership skills and refusal skills
- Explain decision-making models and processes
- Define the whole school, whole community, whole child model
The video lessons in this chapter were created by experienced instructors. Mobile-friendly access allows you to work in the time and place that is most convenient for you. You can also print out transcripts of the videos to review offline.
1. What is Health Education? - Definition, Topics & Role in Society
What is health education and what do health educators do? What is the history of this interesting field? This lesson defines health education and goes over many of its important facets.
2. School Health Education Program: Plans & Investigation
This lesson outlines several important steps involved in developing a school health education program, particularly: organization, planning, investigation, and communication.
3. School Health Education: Assessment, Vision & Resources
This lesson covers several steps involved in successfully developing a school health education program. These include assessing the needs of the community, developing a mission statement, and evaluating the program's resources.
4. Strategies for Improving a School Health Education Program
In this lesson, you're going to learn about a few local and national strategies that can improve a school health education program and thus a student's pertinent learning experience.
5. Implementing Health Education Advocacy Programs
In this lesson, we will explain how to identify opportunities available for health education advocacy programs. We will also include the implementation of curricular and extracurricular programs across a variety of high-interest health-related topics.
6. Assessing the Efficacy of School Health Programs
Assessing the efficacy of a school health program on a regular basis is a critical component of ensuring that it meets the desired and stated goals in its plan and curriculum. This lesson covers some strategies related to assessing its efficacy.
7. Curriculum Issues in Health Education
Proper curriculums are crucial when educating health education students. Many issues and factors play a role in the development of these curriculums, and this lesson goes over some important ones.
8. Sources of Health Information: Overview & Reliability
The Internet is full of information and misinformation. This lesson will teach you how to identify the major sources of health information and determine if they are truly credible.
9. Teaching Peer Leadership Skills to Students
In this lesson we will explore methods for training students to be leaders. We will specifically discuss intervention, resistance, and refusal skills, and how to teach those skills to students.
10. Student Intervention Plan and Strategies
This lesson will highlight various academic and behavioral intervention plans that you can use for students who are in need of academic or behavior support in the classroom. A short quiz will follow to test your knowledge.
11. What Are Refusal Skills? - Definition & Examples
This lesson looks at how teens are confronted with difficult situations every day and how they can use the ability to say no if they need to. The lesson provides scenarios and specific means to say no given the situation.
12. Decision Making: Process & Models
Have you noticed that some groups seem to work very well together when making decisions, and others seem unable to make decisions? This lesson discusses the process of making group decisions and various models associated with making decisions.
13. Setting Study Goals for Yourself
Study goals can make the difference between academic success and failure. In this lesson, we'll look at how to set good study goals and how to organize yourself to achieve the goals you set.
14. The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model
The Whole School, Whole Community, and Whole Child (WSCC) model is a comprehensive framework for addressing health and fitness in children. We will explore its main components and provide examples of how to implement them.
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