Health Information in a Changing World: Practical Approaches for Teachers, Schools, and School Librarians

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ABC-CLIO, 2010 - Education - 244 pages
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In the United States, convenience food and soft drink-based diets, increasingly sedentary lifestyles, and obesity have become common in youth culture. The importance of health education merits integration throughout school curricula; unfortunately, research shows that many teachers do not feel prepared to teach health issues within their subject areas. This book will encourage all librarians and teachers--no matter their specific area of instruction--to include health lessons in their teaching.

"Health Information in a Changing World: Practical Approaches for Teachers, Schools, and School Librarians" provides a complete action plan for librarians and teachers who want to provide better health information to students and their caregivers. It contains an extensive discussion of teaching health within curriculum areas such as literature, history and biography, art, science and mathematics, industrial technology, and agriculture. Tips on accessing and evaluating health information in print and electronic media are presented, as well as practical suggestions for effective instructional methods, including ideas on conducting demonstrations, field trips, speaker programs, and online distance education. New findings regarding teaching effectiveness assessment are also presented.

 

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Contents

1 Schools Libraries and Health Education
1
2 Health Curriculum and Instruction
15
3 Teaching and Holistic Health Information Literacy
31
4 Searching for Health Information and Developing Library Use Skills
57
5 Materials for Health Instruction and Information
81
6 Literature the Arts Performance Activities and Languages
99
Social and Behavioral Sciences and Languages
131
Health Physical Education Science and Mathematics
145
9 Globalization Instruction and Youth Health
163
10 Outreach Health and the School Community
191
Health Curriculum and Librarians
205
Resources
209
A Selected List of Health and Physical Education Textbooks Used in North American Schools
231
Index
235
About the Authors
245
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W. Bernard Lukenbill, PhD, is professor emeritus in the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his degree from Indiana University and is listed in Who's Who in America.
Barbara Froling Immroth, PhD, is professor in the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin. She received her degree from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Immroth received the Beta Phi Mu Award from the American Library Association and the Texas Library Association Lifetime Achievement Award.