Cadernos de Saúde Pública
Print version ISSN 0102-311X
DAL POZ, Mário Roberto; ROMANO, Regina Aurora T.; TORRES, Milta B. and CORTEZ, Mariliza V.. Middle-Level health personnel training in Rio de Janeiro: the Izabel dos Santos Technical School experience. Cad. Saúde Pública [online]. 1992, vol.8, n.1, pp. 57-61. ISSN 0102-311X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-311X1992000100007.
As occurs throughout the country, there is a large number of non-qualified personnel employed in health services in Rio de Janeiro, jeopardizing the quality of health care. In order to change this situation, the authors suggest the technical qualification, at elementary and high school levels, in health skills approved by the Federal Council of Education and discuss the experience of the Izabel dos Santos Technical school, of the State Secretariat of Health. Created as an "Open School", its pedagogical process is based on the "problematization" of reality. The Izabel dos Santos School includes 8 units wich are already operating with 225 students/health workers.
Keywords : Health Personnel; Teaching for Health; Learning.