Salud Pública de México
Print version ISSN 0036-3634
PENARANDA-CORREA, Fernando et al. Integral analysis of the pedagogical practices of an educational program in Colombia. Salud pública Méx [online]. 2006, vol.48, n.3, pp.229-235. ISSN 0036-3634. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0036-36342006000300007.
OBJECTIVE:To present a portion of a study aimed at evaluating the effects and impact of education and processes explained from the actors' point of view and relating to an educative proposal that is based on knowledge dialogues from the Growth and Development Program in the city of Medellín, Colombia MATERIAL AND METHODS: An evaluative, multiple case research study was carried out RESULTS: Among the study results is the finding that, even though health educators were familiar with and committed to the educative process, they applied pedagogical practices that were related to the pedagogical model they wanted to change. This constitutes the theme of this article CONCLUSIONS: These results are explained using an ecological model that contains three levels: context, rationality and pedagogical practices. The transformation of the educator is identified as a central element in health education based on a different paradigm, as well as the complexity of such transformation.
Keywords : education; health; health promotion; child rearing; qualitative research; Colombia.