ERIC Number: ED071960
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
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Youth and Drugs. Internships in Drug Education: A Feasibility Study.
New statistics indicate that drug use is prevalent among today's youth for reasons of alienation, affluency, a philosophy of experimentation, peer pressure of social acceptance, availability of drugs, and changing values. The solution lies not in punitive measures but in education as a practical approach. Although much is being done toward drug education in teacher training institutions, through the Drug Education Act of 1970 and through state educational programs, the scope of the drug problem and its effect on young people is so overwhelming that WICHE is interested in developing an effective drug education program to operate within the Western States, thereby supplying a vast network of community drug education programs. Emphasis in this report is on the feasibility of the WICHE Drug Education Internship Program which would recruit students to be placed with sponsor agencies in local communities. Three main goals of this program are to: provide college students with an educational experience in the field of drug education; promote cooperation of youth and adults in combating drug abuse; and provide agencies with specialized student manpower to aid in developing community-based drug education programs. Appendices include letters and questionnaires to introduce programs, extract interest and support programs, a preliminary WICHE proposal, and a bibliography. (SJM)
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Authoring Institution: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder, CO. Resources Development Internship Program.
Note: Intern Report, The Summer 1971 Resources Development Internship Program