ERIC Number: ED386418
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
National Health Education Standards: Achieving Health Literacy.
American School Health Association, Kent, OH.; American Public Health Association, Washington, DC.; American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Reston, VA. Association for the Advancement of Health Education.
This document describes the National Education Health Standards, which are based on numerous documents and the experience of various other education standards development groups. The goal of the standards was to develop for schools what would be a framework for "world class" health education. The standards are a framework for schools to use in creating an instructional program that will enable their students to become healthy and capable of academic success. Standards are arranged by standard and by grade (K-12) with content and performance indicators for each level. The document is divided into five major sections covering: (1) education reform and the rationale for health education; (2) the National Education Health Standards, detailing what students should know and be able to do in health education; (3) Opportunity-to-Learn Standards, outlining the kinds of support that need to be in place at local, state, and national levels for students to achieve National Health Education Standards; (4) the key concepts and processes used in developing the standards; and (5) conclusions and recommendations regarding the seven components of the standards that would lead to health literacy. Six attachments provide: a list of members of the joint committee; a timeline of events; an essay on making time in the school day for health instruction; joint statement on education and health from the Secretaries of Education and Health and Human Services; a glossary of terms; and a reference list of key documents. (ND)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Competency Based Education, Comprehensive School Health Education, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Health Activities, Health Education, Health Materials, Health Promotion, Minimum Competencies, National Programs, Standard Setting
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: American Cancer Society, Inc., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: American School Health Association, Kent, OH.; American Public Health Association, Washington, DC.; American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Reston, VA. Association for the Advancement of Health Education.