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Opuni, Kwame A.; And Others – Journal of School Health, 1994
The broad impact of teen pregnancy prompted initiation of a collaborative Northeast Adolescent Project in the Houston (Texas) area in 1990. Results of an evaluation of the program indicate that comprehensive community coalitions can effectively motivate health applications to improve prenatal outcomes among sexually active, urban, minority…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Cooperative Programs, Females, Minority Group Children
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Murphy, Anne S.; And Others – Journal of School Health, 1994
Study evaluated students' knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding the Dietary Guidelines, school lunches, and nutrition instruction. Results indicated students needed education about the Food Guide Pyramid; relationships between fat, weight status, and health; and food sources of fat, salt, and fiber. Students wanted active involvement in…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Dietetics, Eating Habits, Elementary School Students
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Cleary, Michael J. – Journal of School Health, 1992
Describes the controversial movement toward voluntary teacher certification through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. An examination of existing certification and review mechanisms does not support the board's view that performance assessment surpasses traditional testing. The article discusses implications for school health…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Health Education
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Cohen, William S.; And Others – Journal of School Health, 1992
Presents testimony by representatives from several federal agencies and one national organization (W. S. Cohen, C. Levin, P. Vidmar, J. M. McGinnis, L. J. Kolbe, B. J. Nelsen, D. Ravitch, and M. Corry). (SM)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Child Health, Disease Control, Early Intervention
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Reed, Nancy A.; And Others – Journal of School Health, 1992
An AIDS risk assessment and intervention targeted special needs adolescents. Students completed questionnaires, and health professionals provided risk reduction education and counseling. A classroom curriculum based on student knowledge was developed. Teachers considered the classroom curriculum effective in increasing knowledge levels and…
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Adolescents, Disease Control, Health Promotion
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Devine, Carol M.; And Others – Journal of School Health, 1992
This study evaluated the impact of a school-based nutrition teaching program on students' knowledge, attitudes, and behavior. Modest use of the program "Nutrition for Life" related to modest attitude, behavior, and knowledge differences. Interactions among teacher assignment, nutrition teaching, and program use explained variations in…
Descriptors: Foods Instruction, Grade 7, Grade 8, Health Promotion
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Dielman, T. E.; And Others – Journal of School Health, 1992
The differential effectiveness of a school-based alcohol use and misuse (AUM) prevention program on elementary school students' susceptibility to peer pressure (SPP) was studied. Findings showed that experimental group students with prior unsupervised AUM had significantly greater reduction than control students in rates of increase in SPP and…
Descriptors: Alcohol Education, Drinking, Early Intervention, Elementary Education
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Santelli, John S.; And Others – Journal of School Health, 1992
Special edition discusses adolescent sexuality, focusing on pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, and prevention. The articles focus on demographics, risk factors, school-based risk reduction programs, contraception, early intervention, options, school-based prenatal and postpartum care programs, teenage parenting, abortion, HIV and AIDS,…
Descriptors: Abortions, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Adolescents, Black Students
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Bertrand, Lorne D.; Abernathy, Thomas J. – Journal of School Health, 1993
Using data from a health behavior questionnaire, this study used cross-sectional and longitudinal approaches to predict sixth graders' smoking behavior, Predictor variables reflecting interpersonal and intrapersonal domains were included. Higher rates of accurate classification into smoking categories were achieved with cross-sectional analyses.…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Cross Sectional Studies, Foreign Countries, Grade 6
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Kelder, Steven H.; And Others – Journal of School Health, 1993
Minnesota Heart Health Program involved a project to reduce cardiovascular disease via school-based physical activity and health promotion. Researchers took seven annual waves of measurements from sixth graders in intervention and control communities. Results indicate school behavioral education together with community strategies can produce…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Cardiovascular System, Community Cooperation, Elementary School Students
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Williams, Richard A.; And Others – Journal of School Health, 1993
The San Diego (California) school-based Project for Attention-Related Disorders helped improve access to care and increase treatment for children with attentional problems. Of 110 intervention children followed for 3 years, 60-70% showed improvement after enrollment, evaluation, and treatment. Medical and nonmedical interventions were helpful in…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attention Deficit Disorders, Behavior Disorders, Behavior Modification
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Dijkstra, Margo; And Others – Journal of School Health, 1993
The linkage approach was applied in a school-based smoking prevention project in the Netherlands. The linkage approach enhances collaboration among university-based researchers, district health educators, and teachers. The article describes the collaborative processes. Process evaluation indicates the linkage approach is feasible in school-based…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Collegiality, Cooperative Planning, Elementary Secondary Education
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Smith, Dennis W.; And Others – Journal of School Health, 1993
Study assessed factors associated with teachers' implementation of health curricula. School representatives implemented one of three smoking prevention curricula in sixth or seventh grades. Experimental teachers received extensive curriculum training. Training significantly related to whether teachers implemented curricula. Variables outside…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Grade 6, Grade 7, Health Promotion
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Cleary, Michael J. – Journal of School Health, 1993
Portfolio assessment of student performance includes a repository that enables students to document authentic examples of academic work and presentations as well as nonschool achievements. The article assesses the use of portfolio-based assessment to promote comprehensive school health education, offering practical recomendations for portfolio…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Change Strategies, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
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Duncan, Burris W.; And Others – Journal of School Health, 1983
The relative effectiveness of a structured physical fitness program for fifth-grade students was compared with the effectiveness of the customary physical education activities. Students in the structured exercise program showed significant improvement in flexibility, strength, and endurance, and maintained gains during the summer. (Author/PP)
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Exercise, Grade 5, Intermediate Grades
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