ERIC Number: ED367624
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Healthy Children: The Key to Our Future. Recommendations for Quality School Health Education in Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania State Dept. of Health, Harrisburg.
This report recommends a statewide plan of action to ensure that Pennsylvania schools provide quality school health education programs. It is the culmination of a process undertaken by the Quality School Health Education Project, initiated in response to the Year 2000 national health objective on school health education. The project identified critical problems and actions which would lead to improvements in school health education. These problems and actions are addressed within the following issue areas: health curriculum and instruction, school-community coalitions, teacher preparation, policy and resources, and key health education objectives. In each issue area, background information is provided along with objectives, change strategies, and a list of action groups. Appendices contain a list of the components of a comprehensive school health program; background information on the prevalence of health problems among Pennsylvania's young people; information on the effectiveness of school health education; a list of publications and organizations; and a list of project participants. (JDD)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Health Education, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Development, School Community Programs, School Districts, State Programs, State Standards, Statewide Planning, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Health, Harrisburg.
Identifiers: Comprehensive School Health Programs; Healthy People 2000; Pennsylvania