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January 22, 1949

Health Teaching in Schools for Teachers in Elementary and Secondary Schools

JAMA. 1949;139(4):270. doi:10.1001/jama.1949.02900210076041

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This is a book of primary interest to teachers and school administrators. As such, it can be recommended without reservation. It is prepared by a recognized authority, with assistance and collaboration from many competent advisers. It has as basic chapters the nature of health education in school and community; the health needs of the growing child; home, school and community health needs; educational principles and procedures, and planning for health education within the school. From this point the author proceeds to present guides to health teaching in elementary schools and in secondary schools. There is an excellent chapter on audiovisual materials and a good chapter on evaluation of progress in health education. A chapter is devoted to co-workers, that is, professional official and voluntary health agencies, and their cooperative role in health education. In the appendix is a rich list of general references, sources of free and inexpensive health education

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