ERIC Number: ED454201
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Comprehensive Health Education Standards (Including Physical Activity Standards). Comprehensive Health Rationale.
Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix.
Arizona's comprehensive health education standards begins with a health rationale for each standard, then details the seven standards: (1) students comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention; (2) students demonstrate the ability to access accurate health information; (3) students demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and reduce health risks; (4) students analyze the influences of culture, media, technology, and other factors on health; (5) students demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal skills to enhance health; (6) students demonstrate the ability to use goal setting and decision making skills to enhance health; and (7) students demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family, and community health. The seven physical activity standards are: students demonstrate proficiency and achievement of higher order cognitive skills necessary to enhance motor skills; students comprehend basic physical activity principles and concepts; students exhibit a physically active lifestyle; students achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical fitness; students develop self-initiated behaviors that promote effective personal and social interactions in physical activity settings; students demonstrate understanding and respect for difference among people in physical activity settings; and students develop behavioral skills essential to maintaining a physically active lifestyle. (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Comprehensive School Health Education, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Health Behavior, Health Promotion, Information Technology, Interpersonal Competence, Life Style, Mass Media, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Physical Fitness, Problem Solving, State Standards, Thinking Skills
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix.