ERIC Number: ED076314
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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An Analysis of Interests and Needs in Biology Concepts Associated with Health.
Metcalf, Zubie West, Jr.
This study provides information to those concerned with the planning, teaching, and evaluation of health courses in inner city high schools. The objectives of the study were to: (1) determine biology concepts associated with health, (2) develop an instrument that would reveal the rank of interests that inner city high school studetns have in biology concepts associated with health, and (3) develop an instrument that would reveal the rank of needs that inner city high school students have in biology concepts associated with health. Statistical analysis of the data indicated various degrees of disagreement among subgroups on what was felt to be of greatest interest and needed in biology. However, agreement was determined in some major categories: health hazards, developing and maintaining a healthy body, and disorders and diseases of the body. Most all subgroups considered solving problems in health to be of least interest and need. It was recommended that individuals and groups who are concerned about the quality of health courses in the inner city high schools should request authors of health textbooks and writers of health syllabi to provide adequate materials in these categories. (Author/BL)
Descriptors: Biology, Comparative Analysis, Doctoral Dissertations, Fundamental Concepts, Health Needs, Inner City, Interests, Research, Secondary School Students
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, State University of New York at Buffalo