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Title: Teacher Survey on Safe, Disciplined, and Drug-Free Schools
Author(s): W Mansfield; D Alexander; E Farris
Corporate Author: Westat
United States of America

US Dept of Education
Office of Educational Research and Improvement
United States of America
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 51
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
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Publication Number: ISBN 0-16-03-6058-7
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Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A national sample of 1,350 public school teachers completed a questionnaire concerning the extent of disciplinary problems within their schools and the nature and effectiveness of existing policies and drug education programs.
Abstract: The survey found that 23 percent of teachers found alcohol use to be a serious or moderate problem, and 17 percent found drug use to be a serious or moderate problem. Over 90 percent of teachers found that their school's written drug and alcohol policies were comprehensive, clear, and consistently applied. Five percent of elementary school teachers and 24-30 percent of secondary school teachers believed current drug prevention programs were not very or not at all effective in reducing student alcohol and drug use. About half the teachers surveyed had received relevant inservice training during the past school year and found the training to be helpful in the areas of identifying causes and effects of alcohol and drug use, recognizing signs of alcohol and drug use, reviewing intervention techniques, and discussing available school and outside services for students. While a great majority of teachers felt safe in their schools, nearly half indicated that a lack of alternative programs for disruptive students limited their ability to maintain order and discipline. 15 tables, 2 references, and 2 appendixes
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Drug prevention programs; Juvenile drug use; School discipline; Statistics
Note: Data Series FRSS-42
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