ERIC Number: ED233837
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
A School Program for a Healthier America: Educator's Guide.
Allen, Robert, Ed.; Ketcham, Michael, Ed.
The manual describes wellness as building a lifestyle based on a conscious commitment to accept responsibility for one's own health and for the way things turn out in one's life, and offers educators several inventory instruments for examining and changing their own lifestyle and the level of support for wellness in the school community. The manual notes that the school setting offers the opportunity to create and promote a culture in which healthful lifestyle practices are the norm and explains the six interrelated dimensions of wellness that can serve as a framework for including wellness in school programming: enjoying fitness; eating well; taking care of ourselves; enjoying life; relating to others; and being part of the world. The manual includes a Personal Lifestyle Assessment Inventory, on which educators can rank their level of achievement and satisfaction in the six wellness dimensions. The Individual Action Plan helps educators develop their own personal health plans by assessing areas that need improvement, stating a commitment to change, examining possible gains and support, and planning the first steps in the process. The School Culture Inventory allows the evaluation of the school's environment and suggests steps for improving it. (SB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: YMCA of Frost Valley, Montclair, NJ.; Human Resources Inst., Morristown, NJ.