ERIC Number: ED415198
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Wisconsin's Model Academic Standards for Health Education.
Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
Wisconsin's Department of Public Instruction, in collaboration with Wisconsin citizens, developed academic standards in 12 curricular areas. The health education standards go beyond emphasizing mastery of individual student areas--they weave four essential characteristics of health-literate individuals throughout: critical thinking and problem solving; self-directed learning; effective communication; and responsible, productive citizenship. Seven focus areas with standards are: (1) understanding concepts related to personal health promotion and disease prevention; (2) practicing healthy behaviors; (3) demonstrating the ability to use goal setting and decision making skills to enhance health; (4) demonstrating the ability to access health information and services; (5) analyzing the impact of culture, media, technology, and other factors on health; (6) demonstrating the ability to use effective interpersonal communication skills to enhance health; and (7) demonstrating the ability to advocate for personal, family, school, and community health. In each area, content and performance standards are detailed for grades 4, 8, and 12. (SM)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Comprehensive School Health Education, Critical Thinking, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Health Education, Health Promotion, Problem Solving, Program Development, Public Education, State Boards of Education, State Standards, Student Educational Objectives
Publication Sales, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Drawer 179, Milwaukee, WI 53293-0179; phone: 800-243-8782 (Bulletin No. 98031).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin