ERIC Number: ED148751
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The Development, Implementation of a Smoking and Health Course.
Glover, E. D.
This document is an abstract of a speech delivered before the American School Health Association, and describes in an extended outline a two-credit-hour undergraduate pilot course for teacher trainees in "Smoking and Health." The pilot course was developed to help future teachers deal more effectively with the problems of smoking education. Included in the class were presentations regarding substances in tobacco smoke and their immediate effects, tobacco as it relates to cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and certain other diseases, tobacco and illness, tobacco and disability, dissenting opinions, who smokes and why, giving up smoking, government responsibility, efforts to reduce smoking, and nonsmokers' rights. Specifically, the project sought to: (1) identify materials on smoking and health; (2) determine the extent of university support for such a program; (3) establish a basis for granting academic credit for the course; (4) evaluate student need in the area; and (5) examine the replicability of the project. Indicating the successful attainment of these goals were such factors as continued offering of the course for academic credit, support by the university, attitudes of student participants, interest expressed by other institutions, and the development of a textbook on smoking and health. (MJB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention, American School Health Association (51st, October 12-16, 1977) ; The course discussed in this paper was supported by the Ameican Cancer Society, Kansas Div.