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ERIC Number: ED542575
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1937
Pages: 26
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Student Interests and Needs in Hygiene. Project in Research in Universities. Bulletin, 1937, No. 16
Rogers, James Frederick
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior
Health has been proclaimed as the first objective in education. One means of teaching this objective would seem to be the furnishing of adequate instruction in physiology, personal hygiene, and public health through teachers who are as thoroughly prepared for this workers are instructors of mathematics, English, or any other subject. The amount and quality of instruction in physiology and hygiene is of especial concern to a university such as that of Illinois, inasmuch as in this institution these subjects are required in the freshmen year and matriculants come to the college classes in all states of preparation or no preparation. It occurred to those who selected the projects for research in universities that here was an opportunity to find out from students who had recently been exposed to health instruction in high schools and colleges what they thought of the matter and methods used in the courses attended. Students in their senior college year would seem to be in a position to render valuable service in this appraisal and a questionnaire was prepared for presentation to such students. The results from more than 2,500 students were found suitable for statistical tabulation although information on each point was not furnished by all. Of those giving information on the subject, about 90 percent attended a public and 10 percent, a private high school. This bulletin presents the results of the study. (Contains 9 tables and 6 footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: United States Department of the Interior, Office of Education (ED)