ERIC Number: ED032578
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Teach Us What We Want to Know.
Byler, Ruth V., Ed.; And Others
"Teach Us What We Want to Know", brings to light the contemporary interests, concerns, and problems of school children as they relate to health in general, and to such topics, in particular, as puberty, alcohol, smoking, drugs, social relationships, mental health, and sex. The report is based on a survey of 5,000 children in grades kindergarten through twelve. Results were obtained through interviews, anonymously written papers, and observation. Among the findings are: (1) children and youth are more mature in thought and judgment than adults, in general, believe; (2) students' suggestions on good education and teaching are valid, and (3) students are very forthright in their thoughts and acts in the area of sex relations. The report is divided into four sections, the first two dealing respectively with the health interests and concerns of elementary and secondary students. The third section deals with a grade-to-grade flow of interests in such topics as the body, food, exercise, and safety. The fourth section contains student recommendations on health topics to be taught at all levels. Report analysts interpret grade placement of these topics. The survey reported herein was funded under Title V of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. (Author/KJ)
Descriptors: Alcohol Education, Drug Abuse, Elementary School Students, Health, Health Education, Human Body, Hygiene, Mental Disorders, Mental Health, Puberty, Secondary School Students, Sex Education, Smoking, Student Attitudes, Student Interests, Student Needs, Student Reaction, Youth Problems
Mental Health Materials Center, 419 Park Avenue South, New York City, New York 10016 (1-9 Copies at $3.00 Each; 10-24 Copies at $2.40 Each; 25-99 Copies at $2.10 Each; 100-249 Copies at $1.80 Each).
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Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Board of Education, Hartford.