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Fine Art and Literature in Health Education

by Phyllis Radford - 1927

INTRODUCTORY. Health education is the sum of experiences in school and elsewhere which favorably influence habits, attitudes, and knowledge relating to individual, community, and racial health. In the minds of those who are giving serious study to the problem of health education in elementary schools, high schools, and teacher-training institutions to-day, there is a growing conviction that this subject of instruction involves a wider range of interests and activities on the part of pupils, and a correspondingly wider range of problems for the teachers, than any other subject or phase of the curriculum. Formerly it was believed that the fundamental essentials of health could be taught in one or two short periods a week by the use of a textbook in physiology and hygiene. That method is now considered almost valueless. To-day it is becoming more clearly apparent that health education involves all the hours of the day, and all the days of the week and of the year. If effective, it must be a continuous program. This is not to say, however, that it must be a continuously conscious or formal program; far from it.

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 29 Number 2, 1927, p. 138-147
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 5752, Date Accessed: 9/26/2020 2:05:18 AM

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