ERIC Number: ED351335
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Comprehensive School Health Education. ERIC Digest.
Comprehensive school health education is a planned, sequential curriculum promoting the development of health and well-being for students in preschool through grade 12. Programs consist of school health services, a healthful school environment, and health instruction. It is recommended that the following 10 areas be included in all programs: community health, consumer health, environmental health, family life, mental and emotional health, nutrition, personal health, chronic and infectious disease prevention and control, safety and accident prevention, and substance use and abuse. The importance of comprehensive school health is emphasized and teacher preparation and certification are discussed in accordance with standards established by the Association for the Advancement of Health Education. Selection of a health curriculum is addressed in terms of goals and objectives, content, teaching strategies, learning activities, materials, time devoted to implementation, evaluation methods, cultural equity, and sex equity. Thirteen curriculum guides which may be accessed through ERIC are listed. (Contains 12 references.) (LL)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Teacher Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Comprehensive School Health Education; Comprehensive School Health Programs; ERIC Digests