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April 27, 1935

Health Education in Senior High Schools: A Study of the Qualifications, Status, Affiliations, and Functions of Persons Responsible for Health Education in Senior High Schools, with Special Reference to New Jersey

JAMA. 1935;104(17):1547. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760170085033

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This monograph is a factual study of health education in senior high schools in New Jersey. It deals with organization and personnel, health education activities, faculty relationships, external relationships of the school and personnel, and professional history of teachers in health education. The state of New Jersey has a law requiring the teaching of health education, and the New Jersey State Department of Public Instruction is in charge of such teaching. It might therefore be supposed that health education in New Jersey high schools would be in a reasonably advanced state. The study shows that conditions in New Jersey, which are probably typical of conditions in other states, leave much to be desired. There is no uniformity of plans or of organization and there is a great variety of personnel. For example, physicians, dentists, registered nurses, physical education teachers, health education teachers, home economics teachers and general science teachers not

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