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ERIC Number: ED177169
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Selected Findings on the Impact of the CASPAR Alcohol Education Program on Teacher Training and Curriculum Implementation. Evaluation Report No. 8.
Carifio, James; And Others
The Cambridge and Somerville (Massachusetts) Program for Alcoholism Rehabilitation (CASPAR) was instituted to train teachers and social service workers in implementing alcohol education programs; to train selected high school students as peer leaders; and to promote community awareness of alcohol-related problems. A sequential cycle evaluation model was used, primarily to assess the impact of the CASPAR curriculum--entitled "decisions about drinking"--upon students; and secondarily, to evaluate their teachers, who had participated in curriculum implementation workshops. The five questionnaires, administered to secondary school students, measured: alcohol knowledge, attitudes, and stereotypes; use/abuse; prior exposure to alcohol education; social desirability; and satisfaction with teaching session. Teachers completed a knowledge and attitude questionnaire and a process log which covered: lesson content, teaching conditions, critical incidents of student behavior, and ratings of students, self, and the teaching session in general. Findings were reported in terms of the following variables: (1) type of questionnaire; (2) response mode--correct, incorrect, uncertain; (3) sex of teacher and student; (4) units of instruction and amount of prior exposure; (5) students, groups, grade levels, and communities; (6) time of year and day; (7) teacher type and teaching conditions; and (8) extent of curriculum implementation. (A separate report discusses student attitude changes after Alcohol Education Week. The instruments are appended.) (CP)
Descriptors: Alcohol Education, Attitude Change, Attitude Measures, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Drinking, Evaluation Methods, Participant Satisfaction, Questionnaires, Response Style (Tests), Secondary Education, Stereotypes, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Workshops, Test Reliability
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (DHEW/PHS), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Cambridge-Somerville Program for Alcoholism Rehabilitation, Inc., MA.
Note: Pages I 27-30 and I 34-8 were removed from this document due to lightness of print