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Health Education - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, you'll find out how to plan and implement a school health education program. You'll also see how a health education teacher can be a source of information for the community at large. The instructors will help you make health instruction more inclusive and introduce you to curriculum issues having to do with health education. This chapter also provides information about the following topics:
- Roles of school health advisory councils in Texas
- Instruction of children in healthy life choices
- Improvement in health education outcomes
- Promotion of health literacy
- Controversial health issues
- Assessments in health education
Our concise and engaging lessons on health education are taught by an experienced and professional instructor and include lesson transcripts and online self-assessment quizzes. Additional features include video tags that allow you to easily revisit key parts of the tutorials.
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. School Health Education: Curriculum & Professional Development
This lesson will focus on the curriculum-related aspects of developing a school health education program as well as the importance of professional development.
5. The Role of School Health Advisory Councils in Texas
Official Texas Education Code requires the formation and input of school health advisory councils in each school district. Their role is to recommend an age and grade-appropriate health curriculum, and we'll learn more here.
6. Teaching Children to Make Healthy Life Choices
Healthy life choices are important, but how can we teach children to do this? In this lesson, we'll go over five steps to teaching healthy choices and see how they can be applied.
7. Improving Health Education Program Outcomes
If you find that your school's health education program isn't meeting its stated goals, what can you do? Perhaps the wrong approach to the program is being taken, and this lesson explains what one problem may be.
8. 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.
9. Planning Inclusive Student Health Instruction
In this lesson, we'll discuss strategies for planning health instruction that reflects the abilities, needs, interests, developmental levels and cultural backgrounds of all students.
10. How to Promote Students' Health Literacy
This lesson goes over a few ways by which a student's health literacy can be improved. It will outline general strategies but also provide some more specific ways by which this can be accomplished.
11. Teaching Sensitive or Controversial Health Issues
Teaching on sensitive or controversial health issues can be difficult for the teachers, students, parents and other loved ones. This lesson will identify what topics may be considered sensitive and an approach to and tips for teaching these sensitive issues.
12. Using Assessments to Improve Health Education
In this lesson, you'll learn the value of newer assessment types compared to conventional assessment used in health education. You'll also explore how they can help improve health education.
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