ERIC Number: ED057372
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Oct-2
Reference Count: 0
Ship, Captain, and Crew in Education: Reflections on a Psychedelic Experience.
Marland, S. P., Jr.
This paper discusses the U.S. Office of Education's attempt to stimulate drug education, and a few exemplary programs amongst those it supports. President Nixon's 1970 National Action Committee on Drug Education set up a program for training classroom teachers, and formulated guidelines for programs to educate people in schools, communities, and on college campuses in an effort to overcome the "national problem of drug abuse." A law was passed and funds were appropriated by Congress to support promising proposals which showed indications of scholarship, understanding and humility. Heavy involvement of youth in planning and conducting the programs was deemed essential. Described are the University of Idaho's crisis intervention telephone answering service, John Hopkins community center's use of information dissemination, counseling and creative therapy, the Ann Arbor University of Michigan's extraordinary array of services for drug users, and the activities of a Brotherhood of black students in New York City. Since the youth are asking the right questions and insisting on the "drug problem" being a "people problem," they may help produce constructive answers. (KS)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC. Office of the Commissioner of Education.
Note: Paper given before Presidents to Presidents Conference, Association of Student Governments, Washington, D. C., October 2, 1971