ERIC Number: ED326515
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-May
Reference Count: 0
School Health Education in Colorado: 1988 Colorado School Health Education Survey.
Myers, Mary Lou; Doyen, Mary A., Ed.
The goals of the 1988 Colorado Health Education Survey were: (1) to document the status of health education in Colorado schools by surveying all school districts in the state as well as by sampling teachers; and (2) to make recommendations based upon study findings available for consideration by the Colorado Department of Education. Part 1, the District Survey, was sent to designated health education contacts or the superintendent in all of Colorado's 176 school districts. The purpose of this part of the survey was to obtain information about school districts' policies, curriculum, health-related programs, health education funding, and community involvement. Part 2, the Teacher Survey, was sent to 1,000 teachers statewide to learn about classroom instruction and resources. Data from the survey are displayed on charts and graphs, and the two surveys are appended. The surveys revealed that: teachers need additional educational preparation and inservice training; districts need to develop written health education policies; and programs which supplement and support health education instructional goals are important. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.