ERIC Number: ED420479
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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American Indian Standards for Health Education.
Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC. Office of Indian Education Programs.; ORBIS Associates, Washington, DC.
These American Indian standards for health education were developed in close alignment with the 1995 U.S. national standards. While the text of the actual "standards" is the same in both documents, the performance indicators in this material have been tailored specifically for use in schools serving American Indian students. Like the national standards, the material is broken into three grade level groupings: K-4, 5-8, and 9-11. For each grade level, performance indicators that encompass traditional knowledge and cultural values, extended family and clan relationships, and community well-being are provided for each of seven standards: comprehension of concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention; ability to access valid health information and health-promoting products and services; ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and reduce health risks; analysis of the influence of culture, media, technology, and other factors on health; ability to use interpersonal skills to enhance health; ability to use goal-setting and decision-making skills to enhance health; and ability to advocate for personal, family, and community health. These American Indian standards may also be useful to Indian nations developing their own standards for tribal education or to those adapting state standards to be more culturally relevant to Indian communities. (SV)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
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Authoring Institution: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC. Office of Indian Education Programs.; ORBIS Associates, Washington, DC.