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Routledge International Companion to Education by Bob Moon, Sally Brown, Miriam Ben-Peretz

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HEALTH EDUCATION AND THE HEALTH-PROMOTING SCHOOL

Addressing the drugs issue

Keith Tones and Jackie Green

 

 

THE HEALTH-PROMOTING SCHOOL THE SABRE-TOOTHED CURRICULUM

In 1939, using the sobriquet J. A. Peddiwell, Harold Benjamin wrote some particularly penetrating observations on the curriculum. His allegorical observations were set in the Stone Age and described how ‘New Fist’, the first great educational theorist and practitioner, developed a formal system of schooling designed to cater for his social group's most pressing needs. This resulted in the development of three major curriculum modules:

1.1 Fish-grabbing-with-the-bare-hands

1.2 Woolly-horse-clubbing

1.3 Sabre-tooth-tiger-scaring-with-fire

Naturally ‘New Fist’ had to overcome the ...

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