ERIC Number: ED159178
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Dec
A Progress Assessment of the School Health Education Project of Appalachian Maryland. Project #03-H-000, 274-02. ARC Section 202-Health Demonstration and Maryland Regional Medical Program Funds.
Allen, George E.; Firlie, P. Edward
A program of health education was instituted in 1974 in three counties of Appalachian Maryland, beginning in fifth grade and designed eventually to include sixth and seventh grades. The first phase was a workshop for approximately 165 teachers designed to take them through the same learning experiences that they would provide to their own students. Results of a questionnaire administered to the teachers at the end of the workshop are presented. At the beginning of the year, a 54-item test of knowledge about the lungs and respiratory system was administered to the fifth grade pupils; it was readministered at the end of the year. Mean scores for the group increased from 19 to 27. This gain was judged to be statistically significant. Parents of the children also replied to a questionnaire about their attitudes and opinions. The responses to this questionnaire are presented. In general, the questionnaires elicited very favorable responses. (CTM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Philadelphia, PA. Region III.
Authoring Institution: Regional Education Service Agency of Appalachian Maryland, Cumberland.