ERIC Number: ED343041
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Success Stories from Drug-Free Schools: A Guide for Educators, Parents, and Policymakers.
Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Programs for the Improvement of Practice.
Each year, the U.S. Department of Education recognizes public and private elementary and secondary schools that develop effective approaches to helping students resist or overcome use of tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs. This guide was designed to share the experiences and advice of practitioners from the 107 schools recognized by the Drug-Free School Recognition Program in the 1989-1990 and the 1990-1991 academic years. The first section considers the meaning of a drug-free school and identifies seven characteristics that define schools with effective programs. The next section presents more detailed profiles of five schools selected for the program. The following section presents ideas to implement in seven key areas: (1) assessing and monitoring; (2) involving the community; (3) setting and enforcing drug policy; (4) selecting or developing a drug education curriculum; (5) staff training; (6) involving students; and (7) involving parents. A set of seven difficult problems are posed and possible solutions are presented. A table of all 107 schools recognized in the 1989-1990 and 1990-1991 academic years is provided that lists each school, its address and telephone number, the setting, type of school (public or private), grade level, the percent of low income students in the school, demography, and a quote from the school principal. The guide concludes with a list of resources. (NB)
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, Drug Education, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Intervention, Prevention, School Role, Secondary School Students, Student Behavior
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information, P.O. Box 2345, Rockville, MD 20852 (free).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Parents; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Programs for the Improvement of Practice.