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ERIC Number: ED133303
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
The Georgia Health Education Study: A Summary Report.
Georgia Univ., Athens. Dept. of Health and Safety.
This summary review of the Georgia Health Education Study is a statistical presentation of scores achieved by over four thousand freshman college students in the university system of Georgia to questions on health knowledge. Data compiled from the administration of the Fast-Tyson Health Knowledge Test (1975 revision) indicates that subject knowledge (1) was not strong in any health content area; (2) was moderately strong concerning safety/first aid and consumer health; (3) was weak in the areas of personal health, exercise/relaxation/sleep, nutrition/diet, contemporary health problems, tobacco/alcohol/drugs, diseases, mental health, and human sexuality. Subjects supported the value of a quality health program at both the high school and college level, but those who had completed a health course at those levels recorded a slightly lower mean test score than those who had not. The study recommended development of (1) a K-12 curriculum for a comprehensive health education program, (2) daily health instruction in the elementary schools, (3) basic health education at the junior high/middle school level (grade 8/9), (4) advanced health education for grade 11 or 12, (5) a personal health course for college freshman, and (6) inservice and preservice teacher education health courses. In addition, the report recommended that all health instruction at the secondary level be taught by certified health specialists and that the current dual teacher certification in health and physical education be discontinued. (MB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Dept. of Health and Safety.
Identifiers - Location: Georgia