ERIC Number: ED051515
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Drug Abuse: How Can Boards Deal With It?
Jackson, Donald F.
The author examines how school boards too often view the drug problem, its prevention and the educating and helping of users. Current biases and prejudices concerning drugs and users are viewed as obstacles to solutions. The most commonly used educational and preventive measures are critically evaluated. Attitude change is considered a more important goal than mere factual presentations. The counselor's role vis-a-vis school drug users is examined. The school board's attitude is seen as crucial in determining whether schools will help or not. Several new approaches are recommended: (1) growing community involvement in helping schools educate against drug use; (2) the viewing of the problem as a holistic one; and (3) the approbation of school boards as a stimulus to teacher and administrator involvement. (TL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Community Organization for Drug Abuse Control, Phoenix, AZ.; National School Boards Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at the National School Boards Association Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 5-6, 1971