ERIC Number: ED110868
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Students Speak on Drugs; The High School Student Project.
Drug Abuse Council, Inc., Washington, DC.
This report represents the findings obtained from investigations conducted by nine student research groups based in high school s in each geographical region of the United States. Each research group conducted three-month studies of the drug education programs and formulated recommendations for program modifications and new approaches. Major issues for fact finding included: (1) the incidence of drug abuse among high school students; (2) student attitudes on drug use and abuse; (3) the nature of existing drug education programs; (4) the effectiveness of those programs; and (5) students' perceptions of their drug education needs. The groups' research findings indicate widespread usage and availability of illicit drugs, failure of existing drug education programs to affect student drug usage, and the need for involvement of the community-at-large. The students repeatedly criticized the prevalence of a subject-matter orientation to school drug programs, instead suggesting the need for a personal-problems or social-problems orientation. Included in the report is a discussion of the limitations and weaknesses of this student project. (Author/SJL)
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, Drug Education, Field Interviews, High School Students, Program Evaluation, Student Attitudes, Student Research, Surveys
The Drug Abuse Council, Inc., 1828 L Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (HC $2.25, $1.50 in quantities of 10 or more)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Drug Abuse Council, Inc., Washington, DC.
Note: Some pages in the individual reports may reproduce poorly