ERIC Number: ED205851
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Essential Elements for the Inservice Training of Teachers in Drug Abuse Prevention.
Campbell, James Reed; Swanchak, John
For many new educational programs the key question is not about the implementation process, but about the implementation effort itself, because the key individual in the implementation process is the classroom teacher. In an urban middle school setting, the implementation of drug abuse prevention lessons of 38 teachers who had participated in a 60-hour training program was compared with the lesson implementations of 38 control teachers. Results indicated that the teachers' age, experience and level of knowledge were not related to the utilization of drug abuse prevention lessons. Participation in teams of teachers and the presence of state or local drug abuse prevention programs in each teacher's school were also unrelated to implementation. The sole positive element which accounted for much of the implementation was the teacher's willingness to teach topics in drug abuse prevention. If the teachers perceived restrictions of any kind, either real or imagined, they chose not to implement lessons in this area. (Author/NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Educational Research Association, (Philadelphia, PA, March 12-15, 1981).