ERIC Number: ED481958
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Wisconsin School Health Education Profile Report, 2002.
Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Comprehensive Cancer Center.; Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
This report provides statewide data on Wisconsin middle and high school health education curriculum and policy. All regular public secondary schools were included in the school sampling frame. Data were collected via surveys of principals and lead health teachers regarding tobacco, physical education and activity, nutrition, HIV/AIDS, violence, asthma, and general health education. For each section, the report examines policy, curriculum and instruction, comprehensive school programs, and conclusions and recommendations. Nearly half of the schools had comprehensive tobacco policies in place, and 80 percent of schools with required health education had comprehensive tobacco prevention curriculum and instruction in place. Most schools had policies and classroom instruction supporting physical education and activity among all students, and most required students to take a physical education class. Middle and high schools reported many positive nutrition-related policies, practices, and instruction, although there was room for improvement. Nearly half of the schools had comprehensive HIV/AIDS policies in place, and 75 percent of schools with required health education had comprehensive HIV/AIDS curriculum and instruction. Almost all schools had written violence-response plans, but more schools needed to offer peer mediation, gang violence, and bullying prevention programs. There was a lack of asthma education for staff and students and monitoring of students with asthma. (SM)
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, Asthma, Comprehensive School Health Education, Curriculum, Nutrition Instruction, Physical Activity Level, Physical Education, School Policy, Secondary Education, Smoking, Violence
Student Services/Prevention and Wellness Team, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, 125 South Webster Street, P.O. Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841. Tel: 608-266-8960; Tel: 800-441-4563 (Toll Free). For full text: http://www.dpi.state.wi.us/dpi/dlsea/sspw/pdf/02shep.pdf.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control (DHHS), Atlanta, GA. Div. of Adolescent and School Health.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Comprehensive Cancer Center.; Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin