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September 7, 1940

A Check List for the Survey of Health and Physical Education Programs in Secondary Schools

JAMA. 1940;115(10):883. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810360071041

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This pamphlet is one of the many appraisal devices which are being used more and more extensively in public health, social service and educational fields. This outline includes eight major divisions, of which the first is a description of the school and community, the second deals with organization and administration of the school health program, the third with hygiene of the school program, the fourth with health supervision, the fifth with hygiene of environment, the sixth with hygiene instruction, the seventh with physical education for boys and the eighth with physical education for girls. Altogether it makes a lengthy questionnaire which would require a considerable study to execute satisfactorily. As with all appraisal instruments, its value is in direct proportion to the percentage of factual information as distinguished from opinions which it contains. Objectivity of self appraisal is difficult of achievement. This questionnaire seems for the most part to be

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