ERIC Number: ED362520
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Study of Family Life Education Programs in Virginia Public School Divisions.
Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond.
To fulfill an agreement with the 1992 General Assembly, the Virginia Department of Education conducted a study during the fall and winter of 1992-93 of school divisions' implementation of their Family Life Education (FLE) programs. The program was to provide comprehensive, age-appropriate, and sequential instruction in 10 specified content areas to K-12 students. Data related to nine program objectives were collected through the administration of a survey instrument to school divisions. The survey questions concentrated on: legislative and administrative mandates; instruction designed to promote parental involvement; establishment of goals; autonomy and flexibility; emphasis on abstinence; local option; consistency of administration and teaching; opt-out procedures; and program improvement. One hundred twenty-eight school divisions responded prior to the date the data were compiled and analyzed. This report begins with a review of relevant literature, legislative and regulatory mandates, and Department of Education administrative policies. The main body of the document reproduces the survey and discusses findings relative to each objective. Appendices provide copies of the Code of Virginia, Board of Education Regulations, and Department of Education Policies. (LL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond.
Note: Appendices contain broken print.