ERIC Number: ED314651
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Perspectives on Preventing Student Drug Abuse.
Pedone, Ronald, Ed.; Gwaltney, Margaret K., Ed.
This set of papers is one part of the United States Department of Education's effort to establish a research agenda for drug use. It consists of a foreword and 10 papers that examine issues of drug abuse, students, and schools. It presents different views on the drug abuse problem in order to affect research on schools, drugs, and drug education. The foreword, "Rethinking Drug Abuse, Students, and Schools" (Leslie J. Silverman), discusses the timing and rationale of the Department of Education's project on new research perspectives on preventing student drug abuse, and highlights seven themes that emerge from the 10 papers. Although the papers are presented in their entirety, each is individually abstracted in a separate section to illustrate the basic researchable ideas of the authors. The papers are: (1) "Drug Abuse and Adolescence" (Joseph Adelson); (2) "Families, Adolescents, and Drugs: A Review and Interpretation of the Research Literature" (Allan C. Carlson); (3) "Drugs, Peer Groups, and School Communities" (Nathan Glazer); (4) "Reducing Drug Use in America: A Perspective, a Strategy, and Some Promising Approaches" (Lloyd D. Johnston); (5) "Historical Perspectives on Youth and Drugs" (Joseph F. Kett); (6) "The Legal System and School Efforts to Combat Drug Abuse" (Henry Lufler, Jr.); (7) "What We Can Learn From the First Opiate-Cocaine Epidemic" (David F. Musto); (8) "Schools and Drugs: Educational Partnership as a Remedy for the School Drug Problem" (David S. Seeley); (9) "Drugs and Children" (Benjamin J. Stein); and (10) "Competing with the Drug Curriculum in American Schools" (Jackson Toby). Biographical summaries of the authors are appended. (NB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Personnel Management, Washington, DC.; Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: University Research Corp., Bethesda, MD.