ERIC Number: ED263049
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jun
Reference Count: 0
A Summary Evaluation of the School Health Education Program in Appalachia Maryland.
Maryland Univ., College Park. Center for Educational Research and Development.
"A School Health Education Program for Appalachia" provides a holistic curriculum for grades K-7 by combining two validated health curriculum models. It has been implemented in three school systems located in the western section of Maryland. This evaluation focuses entirely on project implementation efforts in the three school systems with the objective of facilitating the dissemination activities which were the major mission of the project. Particular attention was paid to management functions and activities associated with the implementation efforts. The roles and functions of administrators and supervisors who played a managerial role in project implementation were studied and analyzed. Also examined were the ways in which teachers used materials essential to the program; how they scheduled activities; how they used resources; and how they planned for individual differences and needs. Attention was given to the role and response of the learners to the program and to the acceptance and support it received from local citizens--especially parents. Students were examined not only for their knowledge of program content, but for the attitudes and behaviors they developed as the result of this instruction and learning. Finally, the evaluation sought to explore "carry-over" or "spin-off" effects that the program may have had on other aspects of education. Curriculum outlines are included as well as the forms used as evaluation instruments. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Regional Education Service Agency of Appalachian Maryland, Cumberland.
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Center for Educational Research and Development.