ERIC Number: ED249957
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Secondary Health Project: Concepts Review. Research Report 70.
Agency for Instructional Television, Bloomington, IN.
This report describes a preliminary evaluation in September 1979 of 12 program topics and their stated objectives for an instructional television series, the Secondary School Health Project, which addresses issues relevant to the personal and social growth of adolescents. The study addressed the following questions: (1) How can the series' topics best be presented to ensure its utilization? (2) What do teachers and/or other professionals see as the potential advantages and/or disadvantages of using this series with adolescents? and (3) What types of materials will be most useful for inclusion in the discussion leader's guide? A description of the field study design covers the data collection instruments, procedures (focused group interviews and take-home questionnaires), the sample of 88 teachers and other professionals in 8 midwestern communities, and the study limitations. Specific results are discussed for each of the 12 topics: self concept, changing relationships within the family, feelings, friendship, peer-group membership, loving, thinking, career aspirations, coping with stress, conflict resolution, aloneness, and prejudice and discrimination. Advantages and disadvantages of using the series are also addressed. Appendices include an analysis of topic relevance as perceived by teachers and both the discussion and the take-home questionnaires. (LMM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Attitudes, Coping, Educational Television, Emotional Response, Health Education, Interpersonal Relationship, Loneliness, Problem Solving, Psychological Patterns, Secondary Education, Social Bias, Stress Management
Agency for Instructional Technology, Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402 ($20.00 for set of 8 reports).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Washington, DC.; George Gund Foundation, Cleveland, OH.; EXXON Education Foundation, New York, NY.; General Mills Foundation, Wayzata, MN.
Authoring Institution: Agency for Instructional Television, Bloomington, IN.
Note: For related documents, see IR 011 401-408.