ERIC Number: ED073822
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-May-31
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Evaluation of Experiences with the Use of "Healthy, That's Me", Volume I.
Zamoff, Richard B.; Regan, Katryna J.
This report summarizes Head Start experience with the health education curriculum guide "Healthy, That's Me" in the first four months of 1972. Information was collected from regional office staff and from Head Start directors, nurses, teachers, teacher aides, and teacher trainers. Teacher and staff reaction to the guide, the training they received in its use, and its effectiveness in the classroom are discussed. The information and recommendations in these areas are intended to be of use to the Office of Child Development in introducing the guide to other centers, revising the guide, and training teachers in its use. The report also includes a parent interview (in English and Spanish) designed with Head Start parents for possible use in subsequent evaluation. Problems in this evaluation were created because a large number of centers were not using the guide, many having never received it. These and other operational problems at Office of Child Development headquarters have resulted in confusion at the local level. Wide variation was found in the way the guide has been introduced and in staff training in its use; training appears to have been poorly planned and coordinated. Most directors, teachers and teacher trainers are enthusiastic about the guide. So few parent handbooks have been distributed that their reactions to it cannot yet be ascertained. Many Head Start teachers were not using any health education materials previously. (KM)
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Authoring Institution: Urban Inst., Washington, DC.