ERIC Number: ED147281
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Humanizing Preservice Teacher Education: Strategies for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Teacher Education, Washington, DC.
This document presents summary reports of six demonstration projects and one research project engaged in primary prevention of alcohol and drug abuse. The goals of these seven projects were the same, though each evolved and worked differently: (1) reinforcement of nonuse of alcohol and drugs; (2) discouragement of experimentation; and (3) prevention or early intervention in the destructive use of all substances. The programs focused very little on drug use and abuse, per se, but attempted to deal with causes rather than symptoms. The final aim of these projects was to find ways to humanize teacher education, to change prospective teachers who would create a humanistic environment in the schools so that students would no longer feel the need to seek external gratification through drug abuse. The six demonstration projects are summarized in reports entitled: (1) Preservice Model Project (sponsored by Life Resources and Boston College); (2) Humanizing Environment and Educational Development (Mankato, Minnesota, State University); (3) HIP--An Alternative Program for the Preparation of Elementary Teachers (University of Missouri--Columbia); (4) A Competency-Based Affective Program for Preservice Teachers (University of Houston); (5) USOE Drug Abuse Prevention Demonstration Project (University of Northern Iowa); (6) The Drug Education Program (University of California at Santa Cruz). The Research project report is entitled "Self- Knowledge Education as an Approach to Drug Abuse Education," and was conducted by the University of Massachusetts. A summary of significant features of all seven reports is presented in an afterword, as well as possible future action in the area. (MJB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Alcohol and Drug Abuse Education Program.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Teacher Education, Washington, DC.