Year: 2003 Source: Journal of School Health, v.73, no.8, (October 2003), p.300-304 SIEC No: 20090688

This preliminary study examined health education content areas taught by home school educators in Indiana. An instrument was developed, piloted, & administered to a random sample of 600 home school educators. Results indicate most taught a variety of health education topics with first aid, physical activity & fitness, & nutrition & diet being taught most frequently. Violence prevention, suicide prevention, & consumer health were covered less frequently in the health curriculum. Implications for coordinated school health programs & suggetions for further research are discussed. (31 refs.)