ERIC Number: ED030775
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
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A Teaching Program in Health and Sex Education. Parts I, II, and III.
Sara, Nathir G.; And Others
A comprehensive program for elementary and secondary health education is presented. The program is structured to promote affective as well as cognitive learning and centers on (1) understanding the human body and learning how to care for it, (2) understanding what it means to be man or woman, and (3) understanding the forces in the physical and social environment that influence behavior. Thus, sex education and mental hygiene are included as "normal" parts of the health program. The term "health and sex education" is used in reference to the program only to emphasize that sex education is not excluded or minimized. There are three basic parts to the program, corresponding roughly to the three educational stages: primary, intermediate, and secondary. Part I is for kindergarten and grades 1 through 4 and is designed to be taught by the self-contained classroom teacher who may use each lesson in connection with appropriate classroom activities. Teaching the program should require no extra time and no changes in scheduling or staff assignments. Part II for grades 5 through 8 follows the departmentalized approach and is designed to be integrated with existing programs in language arts, physical education, science, and social studies. (The distribution of lessons among these four subjects is presented.) The high school program (Part III) is presented as an independent course of study to be taught by specialized health educators. It is written in textbook, rather than teaching manual format, allowing the teacher to decide on methodology and form of presentation. Certain recommendations are included in the preface of the document to enable teachers to use the program effectively. (JH)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Lake County Committee for Interdistrict Cooperation, Deerfield, IL.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act; Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III