ERIC Number: ED236443
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Decisions about Drug Use. Adolescent Decisions Curriculum.
Brion-Meisels, Steven; And Others
This teacher's manual for drug abuse education is one volume of a six volume curriculum for the secondary level, designed to provide a systematic, group-oriented approach to decision-making in areas crucial to adolescent development: drug (substance) use and abuse, sexuality and social relationships, juvenile law, work and people and government. An introductory section lists the general goals of the curriculum, i.e, to provide factual information, to increase awareness, and to provide decision-making practice, and describes the desired core social skills outcomes, i.e., social understanding/perspective taking; cognitive problem solving, (alternative and consequential thinking); communication; and evaluation. The 24 lessons in the manual cover general drug related information and specific drugs (e.g., caffeine, tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, cocaine). Information portions of each lesson focus on terminology, how drugs are made, their effects on the body, and relevant laws. Awareness activities explore the effects of advertisers, peer pressure, role models, and drug pushers in drug involvement. Decision activities anticipate situations involving drugs and provide students with opportunities to practice decision skills. Suggestions for needed materials, handouts, student evaluations, and lesson evaluations are included for each lesson and at the end of the manual. (BL)
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Alcohol Education, Decision Making Skills, Drug Education, Drug Legislation, Drug Use, Health Education, Humanistic Education, Illegal Drug Use, Interpersonal Competence, Learning Modules, Peer Influence, Secondary Education, Secondary School Curriculum, Skill Development, Teaching Guides, Tobacco
Adolescent Issues Project, Judge Baker Guidance Center, 295 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 ($20.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Judge Baker Guidance Center, Boston, MA.