Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education


School of Education


Counseling Psychology, Ph.D.

First Advisor

Wilfred G. A. Futcher

Second Advisor

Reger Smith

Third Advisor

E. Stanley Chace


Problem. Many children with allergic problems go without treatment because their problems go unrecognized by both their parents and teachers. The purpose of this project was to bring about change on the part of teachers enabling them better to address allergic problems in their students. Literature was reviewed with respect to allergies and with respect to the use of inservice seminars for teachers. The posttest means for all three areas of measurement of the seminar group and control group were adjusted for pretest scores by analysis of covariance which indicated a significant difference in favor of the seminar group in each area.

Conclusion. With the attainment of significance in most areas of this research study the teachers demonstrated that they could benefit from training in the area of children's health problems. Recommendations were made to reduce teacher resistance to the seminar by relating health problems and by involving a team of specialists in the presentations.

Subject Area

Allergy in children, Allergy, Teachers--In-service training.