The 130th Annual Meeting of APHA

4216.0: Tuesday, November 12, 2002 - 2:30 PM

Abstract #44983

Balancing Power in Workplace Popular Education

Joseph Zanoni, MILR, School of Public Health Occupational and Environmental Education and Research Center, University of Illinois, 2121 W. Taylor M/C 922, Chicago, IL 60612, 312-996-6904,, Leslie Nickels, MEd, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago, SPH, 2121 W Taylor, Chicago, IL 60612, and Lorraine Conroy, ScD, CIH, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, UIC School of Public Health, 2121 W. Taylor Street/MC 922, Chicago, IL 60612.

The Popular Education training facilitator has a key role in the popular education process. Instead of the banking learning of the typical lecture approaches the popular education process relies on the facilitator to engage participants in the agenda setting and learning process. While the facilitator has the power to direct training s/he must share this power with the participants in order for popular education to be effective. In this presentation the facilitator will discuss the role of power sharing in popular education by describing examples of this balance from curricula and courses presented for and with workers in the areas of workplace health and safety skill development and violence prevention. The goal will be for participants to analyze these training experiences to develop consensus measures reflecting successful power sharing outcomes. Effective examples of this balance will be documented and shared.

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Keywords: Occupational Health Programs,

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Presenting author's disclosure statement:
I do not have any significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.

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The 130th Annual Meeting of APHA