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ERIC Number: ED149008
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Secondary Education Through Health - Environmental Health Program 1976-1977, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Final Report.
Sherman, Lloyd R.; Grannis, Joseph C.
Ninety New York City high school seniors spent a year in the Secondary Education Through Health (SETH) program at Mount Sinai Medical Center. The students pursued a science course with six environmental health units designed by SETH staff, and also took regular New York City Board of Education courses on the hospital premises. In addition, the students spent two mornings a week in patient care or research settings or studying the effects of pollutants on the health of individuals in East Harlem. This report focuses on the quality of the students' experiences in SETH. In doing so it addresses the larger question of how one documents and evaluates the experiential aspect of an environmental health curriculum and of environmental education programs in general. Student performance in the health environment setting is analyzed using the general education classes as a basis for comparison. It is concluded that SETH activities promoted students' involvement in health related situations and their development of entry level skills for medical and environmental health careers. Appended to this report is an extensive discussion on program evaluation methods, including the evaluation instrument used. Student interviews and reports on their perceptions are provided. Also attached are reprints of relevant journal articles, a community resource guide to East Harlem, student placement reports, and the actual SETH curriculum. (GC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Environmental Education.
Authoring Institution: Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)