ERIC Number: ED414280
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Dec
Identifying and Evaluating Children's Health Resources. ERIC Digest.
Massey, Marilyn S.; Hendricks, Charlotte M.
This Digest provides guidance in helping parents and teachers judge the quality of health education resources and identify sources of appropriate materials. Sources of information about children's health include: university and community libraries, professional organizations and agencies, and the World Wide Web. Guidelines for judging content accuracy include: verifying the credibility of the publisher or source of the materials; reviewing the author's credentials; using one's own knowledge in recognizing misinformation; viewing with skepticism materials containing claims that sound too good to be true; and considering content appropriateness as well as timeliness. Teachers must be especially attentive to formats that are easily integrated into the classroom routine and curriculum, are culturally relevant, and are adaptable for students with special needs. A list of professional organizations, agencies, and Internet sites for health learning resources is included. (Contains eight references.) (LL)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Teaching and Teacher Education, Washington, DC.