Health Education in the Department of Defense Dependents Schools: An Internationalizing Experience

Authors

  • Janalee L. Sponberg,

    Search for more papers by this author
    • 1

      Janalee L. Sponberg, MS, is DoDDS Systemwide Program Manager of Health and Physical Education at Hoffman Building One, Room 172, 2461 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, VA 22331.

  • Hector O. Nevarez,

    Search for more papers by this author
    • 2

      Hector O. Nevarez, MA, is DoDDS Systemwide Program Manager for Foreign Language and Intercultural Education.

  • Dale W. Evans

    Search for more papers by this author
    • 3

      Dale W. Evans, HSD, is an Associate Professor and coordinator of health education at the University of Houston, Houston, TX 77004.


ABSTRACT

The Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS) system provides a unique educational experience for thousands of military and civilian dependents living in foreign countries. The blend of military life with a host nation culture creates a challenge for both students and educators. Health education in the international setting provides a social and cultural experience which is not readily found at home in the U.S.

Ancillary