The holistic paradigm in the foreign language-culture curriculum

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Donald George Arnold (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Lois V. Edinger

Abstract: A wellness movement is rapidly evolving outside of the recognized professions. This is evidenced by the growing popularity of non-traditional ways of seeking total wellbeing, such as natural nutrition, the use of vitamins and herbs, exercise, meditation and yoga, and energy exchange. Participants in this movement view wellness as being more than the absence of disease; they see wellness as a dynamic, positive process that activates one's potential. The participation of the total being is essential. Characteristics of the wellness movement are the promotion of health or well-being, a positive optimistic approach that is holistic in nature, an emphasis on self-care and assuming responsibility for oneself, with a focus on natural means, and the internal direction of the individual. This movement is emerging in a fragmented, unorganized way and is lacking in standards.

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Language: English
Date: 1981
Language and languages $x Study and teaching
Language and languages $x Curricula
Cross-cultural studies

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