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ERIC Number: ED148760
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 10
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Is a Mandated Comprehensive Health Education Program a Guarantee of Successful Health Education?
Conley, John A.; Jackson, Clarence George
This document investigates the effectiveness and application of state laws relating to comprehensive health education. Many states mandate comprehensive health education and leave the choice of topics to be taught up to the individual school system or teacher. This study evaluates the health knowledge of a selected population of twelfth-grade students attending public school in South Carolina where such a mandate exists. The results of the study indicated that the students were weak in health knowledge. The areas of greatest weakness were in community health, stimulants and depressants, personal health, and communicable diseases. It is suggested that states need to give qreater direction and support to encouraqe or require that exemplary programs be put into effect and that school systems need to constantly evaluate the level of achievement of the students in the area of health education. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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