ERIC Number: ED200584
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Preparing Teachers to Cope With Health Related Problems in the Classroom.
Aldridge, Mary Nan
Schools are expected to assume increasing responsibility for the health of children, but teacher education programs have been slow to include a substantial health component in the curriculum. An outline is given of a teacher education program that incorporates studies in the following areas: (1) observing for health; (2) recognizing symptoms of the onset of serious disorders; (3) accomodating physical handicaps; (4) appropriate planning for intellectual development; (5) emotional considerations; (6) coping with accidents; (7) working with support personnel and parents; and (8) recognizing child abuse. Providing suitable therapy for health problems and assessment and evaluation of health conditions are also covered in the described program. (JD)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Health Needs, Helping Relationship, Mainstreaming, Mental Health, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Physical Health, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Needs, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Responsibility
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (Dallas, TX, February 17, 1981).