We have developed Knowledge and Skill Standards for Health Education of Indian students.
In order that children develop and maintain healthy behaviours, we need to provide students with knowledge and help them develop healthy behaviour skills. These are addressed in the Health Education Standards. Standards in other countries were reviewed to develop these standards. They are designed for Indian youth. They provide the framework for the curriculum development, instruction and student assessment.
Students will comprehend:
1. What is health and the reason why it is important to have good health.
2 .Various types of diseases and injuries.
3. The modifiable behaviours like diet and exercise and non-modifiable factors like genes that impact health.
4. Concepts related to each health topic.
Students will demonstrate the ability:
1. To set overall personal health goals.
2. To use decision making and personal communication skills to improve health.
3 .To analyze the influence of family, peers and media on health behaviours.
4. To incorporate health enhancing behaviours in their daily lives.
5. To be an advocate and help improve the health of others.Say something interesting about your business here.If customers can’t find it, it doesn’t exist. Clearly list and describe the services you offer. Also, be sure to showcase a premium service.
The following books have been written in English and Hindi and have been printed. The funding for these books was provided by a District Grant from Rotary Club of Canon City, USA and CSR funding from Dr.Lal Path Labs (India). The second edition of Class VI Workbook was printed in 2022.
The books are:
Following is the list of chapters. They cover topics relating to Physical, Mental and Social Health.
1.What does it mean to be healthy?2. Why is it important to have good health?
3. Different types of diseases and injuries
4. What affects your health?
5. Goal setting
6. Decision making
8. Hygiene and Sanitation
9. Physical Activity
11. Alcohol and drugs
13. Reproductive Health
14. Vision, dental and auditory health
18. Self-esteem and values
19. Emotions and stress
23. Posture & Bones
24. Growth & Development
We initiated our pilot project to evaluate the outcomes of our Comprehensive School Health Program in 2020-2021. The educational intervention was conducted at Bluebells International School (Delhi) for Class 6 students. The outcome measurement were the changes in Health Behaviour and Health Knowledge over the year as measured by the the respective student questionnaires. These questionnaires were given at the beginning and end of the academic year. We also had a "Control School" (Bal Bharati Public School, Noida), where the student questionnaires were given but no educational intervention was conducted. At Bluebells School, the following interventions were done: (a) 25.5 hours of online health education conducted by the teachers over the academic year (b) Five parent engagements meetings with the parents of the Class VI students were conducted online by Dr.Mehra over the year (c) Tarang employees observed many of the online classes and provided feedback to the teachers.
Data was collected from about 100 students in each school. Analysis of the data showed the there was statistical improvement in the health behaviour of the Bluebells students as compared to the students at Bal Bharati Public School.
In 2021-2022, Grade 6 students from six schools in Delhi and Chandigarh tristate received Health Education. The impact of that data on Health Knowledge and health Behaviour outcomes was analyzed statistically in 804 students from intervention schools and 824 studentss from Control schools. All the instruction done by the health teachers in each was online, due to the pandemic and the attendance was generally less than fifty percent. Inspite of that, there was a statistically significant improvement in the Health Knowledge (p=.001) as well as in Health Behaviour of students(p=.05) in the intervention schools as compared to the Control schools.
For 2022-2023, we are working with about 2000 students from thirteen schools in Delhi NCR and Chandigarh area. The data will be collected by March 2023 and analyzed statistically.
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