ERIC Number: ED046059
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
A Survey of Secondary School Students' Perceptions of and Attitudes Toward Use of Drugs by Teenagers. Part I, Part II, Part III.; A Survey of Secondary School Teachers' Perceptions of the Role of the Schools in Dealing with Teenage Drug Use. A General Overview of Survey Findings.
Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD.
Three volumes report the findings of a student survey among a random sample of 2,777 junior high and senior high school students. Volume one presents the overall findings: the typical student believes that drug use and experimentation are not common, except for marihuana, alcohol, cigarettes, and glue; believes that drug use is increasing; is not fully convinced of the dangers; may well try drugs some day; and both needs and wants instruction. Volume two, an analysis of the data about students' self reports regarding involvement with marihuana, indicates that "users" view the teenage drug scene very differently from "non-users". This is elaborated upon. In the third volume, data was used for developing a procedure for comparing climate for drugs among different groups of teenagers living in different neighborhoods and attending different schools. A survey given to teachers indicated that they feel that the school, the home, public health agencies and other social institutions should share the responsibility for drug education, and are committed to a school program of instruction as a major response to the problem. (TL)
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Authoring Institution: Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD.