• Health education in schools in Argentina: an art contest as a motivating activity Temas de Actualidad

    Darnaudy, Raquel; Dato, María Isabel

    Abstract in English:

    The purpose of this study was to plan health education efforts that integrate the health and education sectors. From March to November 2004, an art contest was held for 7th-9th grade students in 109 schools in 11 of Argentina's provinces. The contest allowed improvements in knowledge to be measured and adjustments to be made to the curriculum. The students created works of art featuring tuberculosis. To evaluate knowledge acquired, two provinces were chosen at random. Student knowledge had increased from 67.2% to 96.4%. The administrators and teachers testified to the usefulness of the materials developed. These results show that when the efforts of health and education sectors are coordinated and the ap propriate materials are leveraged, the efforts of educators can be substantially bolstered.
Organización Panamericana de la Salud Washington - Washington - United States
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