ERIC Number: ED438339
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Dec
Supporting Students with Asthma. ERIC/CUE Digest, Number 151.
This digest briefly describes the symptoms and "triggers" of asthma, which is an increasing problem among urban students. The digest also presents some suggestions for maintaining a school environment conducive to the attendance of children with asthma and for developing a curriculum that supports their academic achievement. Children in poor urban areas and children of color suffer disproportionately from asthma, in part because they live in pollution-laden environments, often experience stress, and may not receive adequate medical care. The most effective school asthma management program involves health providers, school staff, parents, and students. Schools with health clinics provide the best services for children with asthma. (Contains 14 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Asthma, Disadvantaged Youth, Elementary Secondary Education, Minority Groups, Physical Health, School Health Services, Special Health Problems, Urban Youth
ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, Institute for Urban and Minority Education, Teachers College, Box 40, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027. For full text: http://eric-web.tc.columbia.edu.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, New York, NY.