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ERIC Number: ED141480
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Education in Action, School Year 1975-1976.
This report is an evaluation of selected New York City Umbrella Programs funded under a special grant from the New York State Legislature. The 1975-76 Education in Action Program, a community health education program, served 427 elementary and junior high school students and 105 community parents in the Harlem and East Harlem communities. The program was designed to provide knowledge and expand awareness of prevention and treatment of health problems though conducting workshops on health related topics. Student participants were selected on the basis of their interest and their residency in the target areas. The staff included a coordinator, an educational assistant, an educational associate, a family worker, a clerk-typist, a part-time teacher, and volunteer consultants. The major objectives of the program were: (1) that 75% of the student participants demonstrate a 70% mastery of the adverse affects of venereal disease, cancer, poor hygiene and drug abuse; and, (2) that 75% of the parent participants demonstrate a 70% mastery of the adverse effects of venereal disease, alcoholism, cancer, poor hygiene, drug abuse, hypertension, and sickle cell anemia. Criterion referenced tests, developed by staff personnel were used as pre and post-test measures. An analysis of the test scores revealed that mastery was achieved by students and parents for each objective. (Author/BS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)