From ‘evil influence’ to social facilitator: representations of youth smoking, drinking, and citizenship in Canadian health textbooks, 1890–1960

@article{Cook2008FromI,
  title={From ‘evil influence’ to social facilitator: representations of youth smoking, drinking, and citizenship in Canadian health textbooks, 1890–1960},
  author={S. Cook},
  journal={Journal of Curriculum Studies},
  year={2008},
  volume={40},
  pages={771 - 802}
}
  • S. Cook
  • Published 2008
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Curriculum Studies
  • One route to uncovering schooling’s goals for an improved citizenry is to track certain subjects of the compulsory curriculum. In this case, health is investigated, and especially its messages on smoking and drinking. First introduced as scientific temperance instruction (in the 1880s), renamed hygiene (from about 1910), then as health (from the mid‐1920s), and expanded to encompass as well physical education and personal development from the mid‐1940s, health curricula were an important… CONTINUE READING
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