ERIC Number: ED033480
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962
Reference Count: 0
Teamwork in School Health; Guidelines for School-Community Coordination. A Report of the National Conference on Coordination of the School Health Program.
American Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Washington, DC.
An effective school health program requires optimum coordination of the efforts of parental, professional, governmental, voluntary, religious, commercial, civic, and service groups in the community. Common methods for achieving coordination, which vary in effectiveness depending upon available personnel and community needs, include: (1) informal procedures, (2) an ad-hoc problem-solving group, (3) a continuing committee or council, (4) a specialized advisory committee, and (5) combinations or adaptations of the above. Effective coordination also requires leadership which exhibits an understanding of the school health program, appreciation of program goals, skill in working with people, and a discriminating use of authority. The coordinating group must also develop procedures to continually evaluate the efforts and effectiveness of the program. A selected bibliography containing 82 references from the literature pertaining to teamwork in school-community health programs is included. (JH)
Descriptors: Committees, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Guidelines, Health Education, Health Programs, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Responsibility, Parent Child Relationship, Program Evaluation, School Community Relationship, School Health Services
American Association for Health, Physical Education and Recreation, 1201 Sixteenth St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($.75)
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Authoring Institution: American Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Washington, DC.