Expert opinion regarding program activities and resources leading to and supporting districtwide, comprehensive school health instruction programs Public Deposited

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  • This study was concerned with identifying the program activities and resources believed necessary to support a districtwide, comprehensive school health instruction program and investigated the perceptions of an expert committee composed of persons involved in school health instruction in the State of Washington. A questionnaire, developed after extensive review of related literature and a field test involving state and national health educators, was mailed to members of the expert committee on two separate occasions. Information received from the first questionnaire returns was furnished with the second mailing. The questionnaire contained 80 scaled-response activity/resource statements grouped into five areas: (1) Personnel; (2) In-service; (3) Community Involvement; (4) Written Guidelines; and (5) Evaluation. A t test comparison between the sample mean obtained from responses of the expert committee and the population mean of 3. 5 on a six-point response scale was made for each of the activity/resource statements. In addition, a two-tailed t test for testing independent means was used to test the significance of mean differences between sub-group pairings found within the membership of the expert committee. Sub-group comparisons included: (1) Metropolitan-Smaller cities; (2) Supervisors-Classroom personnel; and (3) Health educators- Non-health educators. The results of this study revealed that the members of the expert committee agreed that 78 of the 80 activity/resource statements were important in leading to and supporting districtwide, comprehensive school health instruction programs in the State of Washington. Of the statements classified as important, 74 were found to have differences which were statistically significant at the . 001 level, three had differences which were statistically significant at the . 01 level, and one had a difference which was statistically significant at the . 05 level. Mean values obtained on each item indicated that five of the 80 items fell within the "strongly agree" range on the six-point response scale, 69 items fell within the "agree" range, and six items fell within the "agree with reservation" range. It was found that expert committee members from metropolitan areas differed from the members of the expert committee from smaller cities at a significant level for four items related to in-service programs, for two items related to community involvement, for three items related to written guidelines, and for one item related to evaluation. When grouped according to supervisory or classroom responsibility, a significant difference of opinion was noted on two items. One of these items dealt with personnel, and the other dealt with written guidelines. Separation of the expert committee into two groups, one composed of health educators and the other composed of non-health educators produced a significant difference of opinion about one item each in the sections on personnel, in-service programs, and evaluation.
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