ERIC Number: ED311347
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Human Growth and Development. A Guide to Curriculum Development.
Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines.
As a response to changing societal needs in an increasingly complex world, the stated goals of this guide is to present a model, sound in theory and practice, that will enable educators to encourage children and youth to make healthy living decisions that enhance the well-being of the individual, the family, and society. The comprehensive curriculum is presented in major divisions, each linked to others philosophically and programmatically. These major divisions include life-span development, life skills, human sexuality, and prevention/intervention. Methods for implementing this curriculum are discussed, focusing on the topics of administrative support, staff development, parent and community involvement, evaluation, and strategies for teaching students with special learning needs. The appendices include a glossary of human sexuality terms; a worksheet for service planning for students at-risk; a list of warning signals of suicide; checklists for assessing characteristics of schools, families in the schools, and the family-school relationship; a flow chart for a human growth and advisory committee; and guidelines for informing the public about the human growth and development curriculum. (ABL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines.