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NCJ Number: 184736 Find in a Library
Title: Anti-Drug Education With The New York Times: Educator's Guide, Third Edition
Corporate Author: The New York Times Newspaper in Education Program
United States of America
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 36
Sponsoring Agency: Office of National Drug Control Policy
Washington, DC 20500
The New York Times Newspaper in Education Program
Northvale, NJ 07647-0218
Sale Source: The New York Times Newspaper in Education Program
P.O. Box 218
Northvale, NJ 07647-0218
United States of America
Document: HTML
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This is a guide to using The New York Times as a resource in an anti-drug education program.
Abstract: This educator's guide is intended as a resource for classroom teachers and other professionals working with young adolescents. It is designed primarily for youth 11 to 14 years old, the critical age for prevention of substance abuse. The document contains three main components. The first section, "Working with Texts," consists of nine excerpts from The New York Times accessible to this age group, with corresponding worksheets and exercises to enhance students' competencies and strengthen skills in critical thinking. The second component, "Working with Images and Sources," presents exercises to develop the skills that help youth resist the use of illicit drugs, alcohol, and tobacco. The third component, "Role Playing," includes guidelines on structuring this effective component in anti-drug education. The lessons are designed to reinforce the following major communication objectives outlined by the Office of National Drug Control Policy: (1) instill the belief that most young people do not use drugs; (2) enhance the perception that using drugs is likely to result in a variety of negatively valued consequences, while a drug-free lifestyle is more likely to have positively valued consequences; (3) enhance personal and social skills that promote positive lifestyle choices as well as resistance to drug use; and (4) Reinforce positive uses of time as behavioral alternatives to drug use. Figures, appendixes
Main Term(s): Controlled Substances
Index Term(s): Behavior modification; Behavioral objectives; Drug abuse education; Drug prevention programs; Education; Instructional aids; Role playing; Social skills training; Teaching/training techniques
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