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ERIC Number: ED081800
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Apr
Pages: 96
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Modern Teenage Problems: Report of Family Life Education Survey of Ohio Schools.
Ojemann, Ralph H.; And Others
The needs of Ohio schools were assessed in relation to the area of Family Life Education, including education in sexual behavior, the prevention of alcohol, drug, and smoking abuse, and related social problems. The study was carried out in two phases. The first phase developed the methods for assessing the needs of Ohio schools, which involved defining "need" and developing the procedures for carrying out operations indicated by the definition. To determine the developments desired, one task force located and prepared summaries of studies of non-constructive and constructive behavior related to the four areas, and located tests to probe for critical factors. Another task force examined recent research, thinking and practice as to optimal school experiences and selected the curricular offerings to be examined. From the reports of the task forces, the items to be assessed were assembled, and are presented in terms of a General Overview and Developments Desired in Detail. A survey was conducted to ascertain the influence of the learning experiences on knowledge and attitudes of children and to determine the knowledge and attitudes of teachers as related to the areas in which the students were tested. A total of 11,590 students (6,283 beginning 7th graders and 5,307 beginning 12th graders) were tested. Teachers, principals, and curriculum coordinators were surveyed. The results are tabulated and discussed. It is concluded that, in the areas of the social problems of youth with which the survey was concerned, the student receives little help in understanding and identifying the difficulties that give rise to abuse behavior. (DB)
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Authoring Institution: Educational Research Council of America, Cleveland, OH.; Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Research, Planning, and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio