ERIC Number: ED314666
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
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What Should We Mean by Drug-Free Schools: Policy Implications.
Goldstein, Marc B.; Engwall, Douglas B.
Over the past decade, a significant shift occurred in the language used by the Reagan administration in the fight against youthful drug abuse. This shift reflects a change both in the "moral climate" regarding drug use as well as a reconception of the appropriate way to confront the issue--the "just say no" philosophy. This paper first provides a sociological overview of the emergence of adolescent drug use as a major social problem. Next, through an examination of government-sponsored literature on drug use produced over the past 10 years, it documents the changes in conceptual focus that have occurred during this time, and it considers some of the potentially adverse consequences of these changes. Finally, a redefinition of the notion of "drug-free school" is proposed. (TE)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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