Date of Award

1995

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.H.K.

Department

Kinesiology

Keywords

Education, Curriculum and Instruction.

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

This thesis was undertaken to determine the effectiveness of the French version of A Preventive Curriculum for Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia (Un plan d'etudes pour la prevention de l'anorexie et la boulimie). The purpose of this study was to determine whether the curriculum produced a change in students' knowledge, attitudes and behavior when a unit was taught over a five day period. Two units of the curriculum were taught, one to grade school students and one to high school students. Before the units were taught, the students were given a pretest for knowledge, attitudes and behavior. The units were taught and the students were then given a posttest which was exactly the same as the pretest. It was found that there was a significant increase in knowledge as a result of exposure to these units of the curriculum. There was no change in students' attitudes and behavior. Teachers were asked to give their reactions to the curriculum. They noted that after exposure to the curriculum, students better understood the importance of healthy eating and were less hung up on dangerous dieting. Teachers found the curriculum to be a valuable resource. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 34-06, page: 2123. Thesis (M.H.K.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 1995.

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