(partial) Introduction. Health education and education for health. The concept of health. Perceptions of young children concerning health. Perspectives on health education. A curriculum guide to teaching about health. Case studies. Health education in Indian villages: a new approach. Psychological aspects. Analysing pupils' problems. Decision-making and ethics. Challenges and implications in introducing social and ethical issues into the science curriculum. Diseases of global importance. Carcinogenecity induced by environmental agents. Other papers. Health emphasis in biology examinations. Index.
This volume gives a holistic, dynamic and positive approach to the concept of health and to the teaching/learning processes in schools and elsewhere. It examines precisely what is meant by health, its contribution to the quality of life and how this should influence health education. Environmental aspects of health, traditional styles of medicine, modern technologies, topical issues and the educational aspects of certain diseases of global importance are also discussed. The outcome is the emergence of new ideas, new approaches and new ways of teaching about health. Numerous case studies and workshops are discussed to show how these new concepts can be introduced to both teachers and pupils.
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