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Massachusetts Comprehensive Health Curriculum Framework - October 1999


The references are listed in the order in which they are discussed in the document.


The Links Between Health and School Performance

United States Department of Health and Human Services. The Health Consequences of Smoking: Nicotine Addiction, A Report of the Surgeon General. Centers for Disease Control, Center for Health Promotion and Education, Office of Smoking and Health. DHHS Publication No. (CDC) 888-8406, 1988.

Squire, L. R. Memory and Brain. New York: Oxford University Press, 1987.

Jaffe, J. H. Drug Addiction and Drug Abuse. In A. G. Gilman, L. S. Goodman, & A. Gilman (Eds.), The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics (6th ed.). New York: Macmillan, 1980.

Bempchat, J. et al. Teenage Pregnancy and Drug Abuse. ERIC Document 316 615, 1989.

Wehler, C., Scott, R., & Anderson, J. The Community Childhood Hunger Identification Project. Washington, DC: Food Research and Action Center, 1996.

Symons, C., Cinelli, B., James, T., and Groff, P. Bridging student health risks and academic achievement through comprehensive school health programs. Journal of School Health, 67, 220-227, 1997.

Pitway Charitable Foundation. Success for Every Teen: Programs that Help Adolescents Avoid Pregnancy, Gangs, Drug Abuse, and School Drop-Out. ERIC Document 341 892, 1992.

Mohai, C. Peer Leaders in Drug Abuse Prevention. ERIC Document 341 892, 1991.

Meyers, A. F., Sampson, A. E., Weitzman, M., Rogers, B., Kayne, H. School breakfast program and school performance. American Journal of Diseases of Children, 143, 1234-1239, 1989.

Murphy, M., Pagano, M., Nachmani, J., Sperling, P., Kane, S., Kleinman, R. The relationship of school breakfast to psychosocial and academic functioning. Archives of Pediatric Adolescent Medicine, 152, 899-907, 1998.

Report to the Chairman, Committee on Labor and Human Resources, U.S. Senate. School-linked human services: A comprehensive strategy for aiding students at risk of school failure. ERIC Document 372 818, 1993.

Kolbe, L.J., Green, L., Foreyt, J., Darnell, L., Goodrick, K., Williams, H., Ward, D., Korton, A.S., Karacan, I., Widmeyer, R., & Stainbrook, G. (1986). Appropriate Functions of Health Education in Schools: Improving Health and Cognitive Performance. In Krasnegor, N.A., Arasteh, J.D., & Cataldo, M.F., (Eds.), Child Health Behavior: A Behavioral Pediatrics Perspective. New York: John Wiley & Sons.

Zimmerman, B. Enhancing student academic and health functioning. School Psychology Quarterly, 11, 47-66, 1996.

Simun, P. Project Support Evaluation. ERIC Document 398 291, 1996.

Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Health Risks and Preventive Behavior Among Massachusetts Adults, 1996: Results from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey. Boston, MA: Author, December 1998.

Health Education and Family Involvement

Marx, E., & Wooley, S. (Eds.). Health is Academic: A Guide to Coordinated School Health Programs. New York: Teachers College Press, 1998.

New York State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Early Elementary Resource Guide to Integrated Learning. Albany, NY: Author, 1996.

Resnick, M., Bearman, P., Blum, R., Bauman, K., Harris, K., Jones, J., Tabor, J., Beuhring, T., Sieving, R., Shew, M., Ireland, M., Bearinger, L., Udry, J. Protecting adolescents from harm: Findings from the National Longitudinal Study on Adolescent Health. Journal of the American Medical Association, 278, 823-832, 1997.

Marx, E., & Northrop, D. Educating for Health: A Guide to Implementing a Comprehensive Approach to School Health Education. Newton, MA: Education Development Center, Inc., 1995.

United States Department of Education. Strong Families, Strong Schools. Washington, DC: Author,1994.

Lickona, T. Educating for Character. New York: Bantam Books, 1991.

Akin, T. Character Education in America's Schools. Torrance, CA: Innerchoice Publishing, 1995.

Appendix A: National Standards:

American Cancer Society. National Health Education Standards: Achieving Health Literacy. Atlanta, GA: Author, 1995.

National Association for Sport and Physical Education. Moving Into the Future: National Standards for Physical Education. Boston, MA: WCB/McGraw-Hill, 1995.

National Association of State Administrators of Family and Consumer Sciences. National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education. Decatur: GA, V-TECHS, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, 1998.

Appendix B: Law and Policy:

Finnegan, S.J. MGL 1997: Selected Massachusetts General Laws for School Committees and School Personnel. Boston, MA: Massachusetts Association of School Committees, 1997.

Appendix C: Technology Literacy and Health Education:

International Society for Technology in Education. National Educational Technology Standards for Students. Eugene, OR: Author, 1998.


The following sources informed the writing of the Framework.

Alabama State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Alabama Course of Study: Health Education. Montgomery, AL: Author, 1997.

California Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Health Framework for California Public Schools Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve. Sacramento, CA: Author, 1994.

Hawaii Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Health Education Framework. Honolulu, HI: Author, September, 1995.

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. English Language Arts Curriculum Framework. Malden, MA: Author, 1997.

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. History and Social Science Curriculum Framework. Malden, MA: Author, 1997.

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The Massachusetts Comprehensive Health Curriculum Framework: Building Resilience Through Comprehensive Health. Malden, MA: Author, 1996.

Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Missouri's Framework for Curriculum Development in Health Education and Physical Education (Healthy, Active Living) K-12. Jefferson City, MO: Author, 1996.

National Guidelines Taskforce. Guidelines for Comprehensive Sexuality Education: Kindergartner-12th Grade. New York: Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States, 1991.


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