Education and Public Health: Natural Partners in Learning for Life

Education and Public Health: Natural Partners in Learning for Life

Education and Public Health: Natural Partners in Learning for Life

Education and Public Health: Natural Partners in Learning for Life

Synopsis

Discover how to engage students in meaningful learning and advance the goals of your curriculum through a community-based public health partnership project. This book takes you to innovative projects in diverse communities around the United States to explore how schools and public health agencies work together to improve student achievement, behavior, and health. Learn the keys to successful projects and the best ways to integrate health education into the curriculum.

Excerpt

Founded in 1943, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) is an international, nonpartisan education association dedicated to the success of all learners. in an effort to help build a healthier student population that is ready to learn and is more knowledgeable about public health, ascd partnered with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to create the Health in Education Initiative.

According to Gene Carter (2003, p.28), ascd Executive Director, “Our students need to be prepared to become contributing members of society, armed with the knowledge and skills to make healthy decisions and progress at solving the health issues in their lives and communities.”

A fundamental mission of ASCD's Health in Education Initiative has been to encourage the development of dynamic curriculum models that promote awareness of public health among middle, junior, and high school students. the initiative awarded 10 two-year grants—$20,000 for each year—to schools or districts that partnered with community-based public health organizations to educate students about the public health field. Through this project, students identified and explored public health issues affecting their communities while also learning about careers in public health.

Education and public health are natural partners in learning. By focusing on real community health issues, students have the . . .

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