ERIC Number: ED245856
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Feb-15
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of Project HAPPIER Survey.
Haenn, Joseph F.
Project HAPPIER (Health Awareness Patterns Preventing Illnesses and Encouraging Responsibility) is assembling a consortium of representatives from departments of education in Minnesota, Arizona, Massachusetts, Georgia, Texas, Washington, Florida, California, and Puerto Rico to develop curriculum units for migrant children for teaching health information. The report summarizes results of a survey administered to samples of migrant health center staffs and consortium members and 40 state directors of migrant education to determine entry level knowledge of participating audiences to ensure that curriculum units will meet needs of migrant health staff, migrant education staff, and migrant parents. Respondents indicated migrant "wellness" and disease prevention should be a coordinated effort, led by migrant health projects and migrant education programs. Barriers to adequate health care are cost and inaccessibility, coupled with migrant life styles and lack of information. Since the family is seen as highly influential, any materials development should include materials for parents. The greatest needs for materials are in the areas of nutrition, human growth and development, disease control, and dental health. A knowledge of migrant designed to be integrated with existing curricula. A project overview and a list of objectives are provided in both English and Spanish. The appendices, which form the bulk of the document, include survey forms, comments, and item by item responses. (Author/NEC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC. Migrant Education Programs.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.
Identifiers: Project HAPPIER
Note: Portions of appendices may not reproduce well due to uneven print quality.