ERIC Number: ED214929
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
A Guide to Curriculum Development in Health and Safety.
Connecticut State Board of Education, Hartford.
The components of a school health program are discussed in the first section of this guide for the development of comprehensive programs in health and safety for elementary and secondary schools. A historical perspective and current trends and emphases on health education are included along with an overview of health education in Connecticut. The second section describes the philosophy and goals of a health and safety education program. The curriculum development process is discussed in the third section and includes community involvement, major program considerations, and curriculum models. In the fourth section, the content and objectives of a health instruction program are discussed: (1) community, environmental, and consumer health; (2) prevention and control of disease and disabilities; (3) first aid and emergency procedures; (4) growth and development of the human body; (5) mental health, human relations, and values awareness; (6) nutrition; (7) personal health and fitness; (8) safety and accident prevention; (9) substance use and abuse; and (10) family life education. For each of these topics, the main idea, life goals, and rationale are stated as well as the learning objectives for each elementary and secondary grade level. The fifth section is devoted to evaluation of health and safety education programs and offers sample program evaluation survey and rating instruments. The appendix contains the goals for education in Connecticut, sections of the Connecticut general statutes pertinent to health education curriculum, sample needs assessment questionnaires for community members, students, and teachers, a list of information resources available to health educators, an evaluation checklist, and a listing of Connecticut regional educational service centers. (JD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Board of Education, Hartford.