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NCJ Number: 51161 Find in a Library
Title: CRIME PREVENTION AND DRUG EDUCATION - THE LEGISLATIVE MANDATE AND ITS IMPLEMENTATION BY THE TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY AND NINETEEN TEXAS SCHOOL DISTRICTS
Author(s): E L ROBERTS
Date Published: 1974
Page Count: 290
Sponsoring Agency: UMI Dissertation Services
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1346
Sale Source: UMI Dissertation Services
300 North Zeeb Road
P.O. Box 1346
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1346
United States of America
Type: Thesis/Dissertation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE EXTENT TO WHICH THE TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY AND SELECTED SCHOOL DISTRICTS HAVE IMPLEMENTED THE PROVISIONS OF LEGISLATION INTENDED TO CURB CRIME AND DRUG USE AMONG TEXAS YOUTH IS DETERMINED.
Abstract: THE PURPOSE OF THE STUDY WAS TWO-FOLD: FIRST, TO DESCRIBE THE SEQUENTIAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE CRIME PREVENTION AND DRUG EDUCATION PROGRAM MANDATED BY THE HOUSE BILL 467; AND SECOND, TO DETERMINE THE STATUS OF THE CRIME PREVENTION AND DRUG EDUCATION PROGRAM IN SELECTED SCHOOL DISTRICTS. IN ORDER TO ASSURE STATEWIDE GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION, 1 DISTRICT FROM EACH OF 19 EDUCATION SERVICE CENTER REGIONS WAS SELECTED AND 2 SURVEY INSTRUMENTS WERE ADMINISTERED TO THE SCHOOL PERSONNEL. THE FIRST INSTRUMENT WAS DESIGNED TO ASSIMILATE INFORMATION ON ORGANIZATION PRACTICES AND PROCEDURES USED IN IMPLEMENTING THE PROGRAMS, WHILE THE SECOND WAS DEVELOPED TO ASSESS THE PERCEPTIONS OF PRINCIPALS AND TEACHERS TOWARD DRUG MISUSE AND ABUSE. FROM THE INVESTIGATION OF THE PROGRAM'S DEVELOPMENT IT WAS FOUND THAT ONE CONSULTANT IS EMPLOYED BY EACH OF THE REGIONAL EDUCATION SERVICE CENTERS, THAT NO STATEWIDE CURRICULUM GUIDE HAS BEEN DEVELOPED OR ADOPTED BY THE EDUCATION AGENCY, AND THAT EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT IS ENCOURAGED TO DEVELOP ITS OWN CURRICULUM. IT WAS ALSO FOUND THAT THERE IS LITTLE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PRINCIPALS' AND TEACHERS' PERCEPTIONS OF DRUG USE AMONG STUDENTS; ADEQUATE FUNDS HAVE NOT BEEN MADE AVAILABLE TO IMPLEMENT THE PROVISIONS OF THE BILL; AND THERE IS A NEED FOR SCHOOL BOARDS TO DEVELOP OFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD POLICIES TO PROVIDE FOR MEETING THE BILL'S MANDATE. THE FOLLOWING STUDIES ARE RECOMMENDED: (1) SIMILAR EXAMINATIONS OF DRUG EDUCATION PROGRAMS IN OTHER STATES; (2) DEVELOPMENT OF EVALUATION PROCEDURES FOR DRUG EDUCATION PROGRAMS; (3) DETERMINATION OF WAYS IN WHICH TEACHER-TRAINING INSTITUTIONS CAN DEVELOP PRESERVICE AND INSERVICE TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR TEACHERS; AND (4) A COMPREHENSIVE STATEWIDE DETERMINATION OF DRUG USE EXTENT AMONG PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS. TABULAR DATA, THE SURVEY INSTRUMENTS, AND A BIBLIOGRAPHY ARE PROVIDED. (KBL)
Index Term(s): Crime prevention measures; Drug information; Drug prevention programs; Education; Legislation; Studies; Texas
Note: NORTH TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY - DOCTORAL DISSERTATION
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