ERIC Number: ED098180
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jan
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Health Education in the Elementary School. Fourth Edition.
Willgoose, Carl E.
This book on health education in the elementary school is designed for the teacher who is in a unique position to make a significant contribution to the health of school children. The early chapters deal briefly with the general topic of school health and the health status of the child; they are included so that the elementary school teacher can see the relationship they have to total school health and their connection with health instruction in and about the classroom. The major part of the book is specifically concerned with health instruction and the movement away from health teaching as a "do-gooder" activity to a carefully organized and programmed part of the total school curriculum. It is designed to furnish the elementary school teacher with a quantity of orderly and practical information to be of help in planning, carrying out, and evaluating health teaching. The concern is for inner-city children as well as those from rural and suburban areas. The direction throughout the text is toward a broad program of essential health topics. The chapters include (a) The Nature and Scope of Health Education, (b) The Elementary School Health Program, (c) Function and Scope of School Health Services, (d) Aspects of Healthful and Safe School Environment, (e) Normal Growth and Deviations from Normal, (f) The Health Instruction Program, (g) Planning the Health Curriculum, (h) Methods and Teaching Aids in Health Instruction, (i) Sources of Free and Inexpensive Teaching Aids, and (j) Evaluation of Health Education. (Authors/JA)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Schools, Health Education, Health Programs, Health Services, Teaching Methods
W. B. Saunders Company, West Washington Square, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19105 ($10.75)
Publication Type: Books
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