ERIC Number: ED275673
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
How Healthy Is Your School? Guidelines for Evaluating School Health Promotion.
Nelson, Steven W.
This manual was developed to help school personnel evaluate school health efforts. It is a nontechnical, practical guide that offers an overview of school health, including health education, health services, and a healthful school environment. A basic evaluation framework is presented for systematically identifying, planning, implementing, and assessing school health, from policy to practice. Practical guidelines are offered, using examples from the school setting, about how to evaluate school health activities. Included in the manual is an annotated, cross-referenced set of resource materials of practical value in conducting evaluations. Chapters cover the following topics: (1) getting ready to evaluate school health; (2) how to determine desirable school health goals; (3) how to establish feasible school health plans; (4) how to assess the implementation of school health activities; and (5) how to assess the effectiveness of school health activities. An evaluation check list is provided which can be used as a needs assessment instrument for each of these topics. A four-page list of references concludes the document. (JD)
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Health Needs, Health Programs, Legal Responsibility, Needs Assessment, Program Evaluation, School Health Services, School Policy, School Responsibility, School Role, Self Evaluation (Groups)
AAHPERD Publications, P.O. Box 704, Waldorf, MD 20601 ($11.95, plus shipping and handling on orders under $50.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Support Staff; Practitioners; Administrators
Sponsor: Public Health Service (DHHS), Rockville, MD. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
Note: Published by the National Center for Health Education (NCHE) Press in collaboration with American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Association for the Advancement of Health Education, and American School Health Association.