ERIC Number: ED169430
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Smoking in Compulsory Schools: Interviews and Improvisations. Reports from the Institute of Education, University of Goteborg, No. 68, September 1978.
Smoking is not an issue for children before the 5th or 6th grade except in rare cases. About 80 children in the 3rd, 5th and 7th grades were interviewed about their smoking habits and their views on smoking. Younger students had a strongly negative attitude to smoking but in the middle years toughness is important. Smoking is something which is forbidden and therefore very exciting. At all ages, pupils do not talk about smoking amongst themselves. The investigation points out the importance of talking and debating the smoking problem in order to increase the children's awareness of what influences their own and others smoking behaviors. Dramatic activities are recommended as a method of involving children and adding insight into different ways of thinking and acting with regard to smoking. (BP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Goteborg Univ., Molndal (Sweden). Inst. of Education.
Identifiers: Sweden; World Health Organization