ERIC Number: ED042182
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Addicts in the Classroom: The Impact of an Experimental Narcotics Education Program on Junior High School Pupils.
Geis, Gilbert; And Others
An experimental narcotics education program was developed in two junior high schools in the Los Angeles area. The major thrust of the program entailed the employment of former addicts who met with health education teachers from the target schools in a series of workshops and participated in diverse ways in classroom presentations regarding drugs. It was hoped that the program would reduce experimentation with drugs and check such involvement when it had already been established. In addition there were a number of secondary aims to the program. Statistical measures indicated the value of the program in increasing knowledge regarding narcotics and in changing attitudes in desired directions. It must be stressed however that given the plethora of statistical, observational, and interpretive information and a conglomerate range of goals no single evaluative measure can comprehend the value of a program as complicated as this. Ultimate judgments therefore must rest with the reader willing to balance consequences with his own particular values. (RSM/Author)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Drug Abuse, Drug Addiction, Experimental Programs, Junior High School Students, Narcotics, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation
Gilbert Geis, Department of Sociology, California State College, 5151 State College Drive, Los Angeles, California 90032. (No price is quoted.)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Economic Youth Opportunity Association.; Southern California Research Inst., Los Angeles.; California State Coll., Los Angeles.