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NCJ Number: 169976 Find in a Library
Title: Education About Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs - A Challenge to Our Schools (From Drug Abuse: Foundation for a Psychosocial Approach, P 51-58, 1984, Seymour Eiseman, Joseph A Wingard, et al, eds. - See NCJ-169972)
Author(s): S Eiseman
Date Published: 1984
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: Baywood Publishing Co, Inc.
Amityville, NY 11701
Sale Source: Baywood Publishing Co, Inc.
26 Austin Avenue
P.O. Box 337
Amityville, NY 11701
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: As one of the oldest social institutions, the school is in a position to help young people find positive direction for their lives and to avoid drug abuse.
Abstract: Before schools can develop sound educational programs of drug prevention, they must first acknowledge the drug use problem. Health education classes based on realistic and dynamic programs of instruction can serve as effective deterrents to drug use by students. Close cooperation and planning are essential to a well-designed drug prevention program. School administrators must be willing to give the necessary time, while teachers must be willing to plan and work in their own individual areas of instruction. The following content resources are identified for planning a drug prevention program within an existing curriculum framework: art, business, driver education and training, English, health education, home economics, music, physical education, science, and social studies. Procedures for initiating an educational drug prevention program are outlined, and the importance of program evaluation is noted. An example of program objectives and evaluation is offered as a guide to program development. 4 references and 1 figure
Main Term(s): Drug abuse education
Index Term(s): Curriculum; Drug abuse; Drug prevention programs; Juvenile drug abusers; Juvenile drug use; Juvenile educational services; Program evaluation; Program planning; Students
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