ERIC Number: ED041306
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Suggested Guidelines for the Development of Courses of Study in Health Education for Junior and Senior High Schools.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Secondary Curriculum Development.
Both personal and societal aims were cited as the motivating factors for the prototypical, comprehensive health education program outlined here. Cautions and recommendations concerning the program's implementation comprise the introduction. Preliminary material includes a suggested teaching format and a flexible grade placement scheme. The program consists of five strands: (1) physical health which is introductory and stresses fundamental health information and learner motivation; (2) sociological health problems which relate the nature of medicines, alcohol and tobacco with their influence on human efficiency and effectiveness; (3) mental health which focuses on basic principles involved in the development of the individual; (4) environmental and community health which concerns man's efforts to control environmental and public health problems; and (5) education for survival which emphasizes new kinds of safety hazards and educated responses to them. The nature of each strand is discussed and specific pertinent objectives laid out. The materials were designed, and presented, to assist teachers in developing appropriate health education experiences for junior and senior high school students. (TL)
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Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Secondary Curriculum Development.