5081.0 Diverse and International Program Planning

Wednesday, November 7, 2007: 8:30 AM
The session will give perspectives on culture and language; educational disparities in socioeconomic status and race; illiteracy and reduced graduation rates among American minorities; and challenges to health education programs like discipline issues, violence, HIV/AIDS, and “professional stagnation” in South African schools.
Session Objectives: Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: (1) Describe the psychometric validation of the Decision Balance Scale (DBS) and its translation from English into Chinese; (2) Discuss the role of coordinated school health programs in reducing health and educational disparities; (3) Describe the process of Concept Mapping among Korean high school students to identify health education content; and (4) Articulate the “Health Promoting Schools” (HPS) evaluation project to identify demanding school health issues in South African Schools.
Sharon P. Brown, PhD(c),MPH,MN

9:10 AM
Process of psychometric validation of an instrument across language and culture
Huey-Shys Chen, RN, PhD and Jiunn-Jye Sheu, PhD, MSPH

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Organized by: School Health Education and Services

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing