ERIC Number: ED309350
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Apr-30
Reference Count: N/A
Perceived Strengths of Drug Education Infusion Strategies and Support from Funding Sources and School Districts.
The Drug Infusion Project, sought to Discretionary Fund of the Secretary of Education, sought to infuse drug education into ongoing subjects at all grade levels and to promote thinking of drug education as being done at the same time, rather than in addition to, ongoing subjects. The background of the project came from the Department of Education monograph, "Schools Without Drugs," which discusses themes such as the danger of drugs, the negative consequences of drugs on the educational process, and the concept of the school as a closed environment in which children could be taught to deal effectively with the drug problem. the project was well received by and promoted collaboration from the funding source and school personnel alike. It matched design requirements that the funding source had postulated for an effective, comprehensive, drug education approach and avoided detracting political and potentially negative accountability and targeting difficulties associated with other approaches. For school personnel, it promoted local ownership of curriculum, avoided the labeling of drug education as an "add-on," and enabled personnel to directly address a high priority societal issue in a professional way that did not displace them from their perceived-as-appropriate instructional realms, nor the comfort zones of their accustomed performance in that realm. (ABL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A