Teaching Today's Health

ISBN-10: 0205320406
ISBN-13: 9780205320400
Edition: 6th 2001
List price: $76.00
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Description: A comprehensive, up-to-date overview of health and wellness, with strategies for teaching health education in elementary and middle schools. Divided into three components, this text begins with an introductory overview of the philosophical bases  More...

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Book details

List price: $76.00
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
Publication date: 1/26/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 672
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.080
Language: English

A comprehensive, up-to-date overview of health and wellness, with strategies for teaching health education in elementary and middle schools. Divided into three components, this text begins with an introductory overview of the philosophical bases for health education, national standards, and evaluation methods. Part II provides students, many of whom are not majors, a basic cognitive background for health education. Part III builds on the content provided thus far in the text with a variety of activities and strategies for approaching health education in the classroom. The theme of instilling lifelong health and wellness through positive lifestyle choices pervades the text.

David J. Anspaugh is Professor and Chair of the Health, Physical Education, and Sport Science Department at Tri-State University in Angola, Indiana. He received his B.S. from Albion College, his M.S. from Eastern Michigan University, his P.E.D. from Indiana University, and his Ed.D. from the University of Tennessee. He is the author a new text on health promotion, published by McGraw-Hill. He has received the Distinguished Teaching Award from the University of Memphis and the Distinguished Advising Award from University College of the University of Memphis. He is a Southern District AAHPERD scholar and an AAHE fellow. He has served as President of SDAAHPERD, the AAHE Board of Directors, and the National Commission for Health Education. He has received the Robert H. Kirk Distinguished Doctoral Alumni Award from the University of Tennessee.

David J. Anspaugh is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Memphis. He has extensive experience serving for various organizations, such as American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) and various regional branches of the organization. Recently, Anspaugh has served as president of the Indiana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (IAHPERD). He is currently the President-Elect of Midwest District AAHPERD. In 2007 he was selected by the American Association for Health Education as the University Health Educator of the year. He has published several dozen books and journal articles and has won five distinguished teaching awards.Gene Ezell is a Professor of Health Education at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He also serves as the Departmental Health Education Curriculum Coordinator and is responsible for evaluating revisions to the undergraduate and graduate health education course offerings. He is an active member of AAHPERD and the Tennessee AHPERD. He has written, cowritten, and reviewed several books and journal articles in the field of health education. Ezell is the recipient of several awards, including the United States College Health Educator of the Year award (1995).

Most chapters begin with Reflection and conclude with Summary, Critical Thinking Questions, Useful Web Sites, Resources, Discussion Questions, and References
Preface
The Need for Health Education
The Evolution of Health Education
What Is Health?
What Is Health Education and Promotion?
Accomplishing Health Education
Why Health Education?
The Coordinated School Health Program
School-Based Health Center The School Nurse
The Role of the Teacher in Health Instruction
The Challenge of Health Education
Barriers to Successful Health Teaching
Professional Preparation
Personal Qualities of the Health Teacher
The Teacher as Part of the Health Teacher
Legal Responsibilities of the Teacher
Working with Students
Working with Parents
Working with Other Teachers and the School Administration
Working with the School or Clinic Nurse
Working with Outside Agencies
The Teacher's Responsibility in Education of the Disabled
Planning for Health Instruction
Content Areas in the Elementary School
Grade Placement for Health Education Topics
Developing Scope and Sequence
Determining What to Teach
Social Mores
Student Interest
The National Health Education Standards
Teaching for Values
Curriculum Approaches
School Health Education Study (SHES)
The National Diffusion Network (NDN)
Health Programs Approved by NDN
Commercial Programs
Other Teaching Materials
Developing a Health Curriculum
The Michigan Model A State Model
Teaching Units
Lesson Planning Selected Strategies
The Hunter Approach to Lesson Planning
Deciding Student Outcomes
Writing Instructional Objectives
Strategies for Implementing Health Instruction
The Relationship of Strategies to Learning
Factors Affecting Strategies
Decision Making and Health Strategies
The Power Model for Decision Making
Learning Styles and Strategies Selection
A Positive Climate for Learning
Clarifying Activities
Simple Value-Related Strategies
Decision Stories
Role Playing
Other Verbal and Discussion-Oriented Strategies
Brainstorming
Buzz Groups
Case Studies
Cooperative Learning
Critical Essays
Debate
Committee Work
Lecture, Group, and Panel Discussion
Resource Speakers
Action-Oriented Strategies
Dramatizations
Storytelling
Flannel, Felt, and Magnetic Boards
Crossword Puzzles
Demonstrations and Experiments
Exhibits
Field Trips
Games
Models and Specimens
Peer Helpers
Self-Appraisal
The Use of Media in Health Instruction
Computer-Assisted Instruction
Television, Videotape, and Videodisk
Choosing Videotapes and Videodisks
Filmstrips
Slides
Overhead Transparencies
Audio Tapes
Selecting Appropriate Media
Measurement and Evaluation of Health Education
Measurement and Evaluation
Teacher Skills Needed for Competent Measurement and Evaluation
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