ERIC Number: ED349127
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Preparing Students for Drug-Free Lifestyles. Guidebook 6. Schools That Work: The Research Advantage.
North Central Regional Educational Lab., Oak Brook, IL.; Public Broadcasting Service, Washington, DC. PBS Elementary/Secondary Service.; Midwest Regional Center for Drug-Free Schools and Communities, Oak Brook, IL.
A series of eight videoconferences was designed to help educational professionals improve schools by applying knowledge gained from research. During the videoconference programs, which are transmitted by satellite to facilities with receiving capacity, viewers can interact by telephone with the program presenters. Each program covers a specific topic and each has a "content partner" (a learning center, institute, teachers' association or other group) that supplies expertise in the program area. The format of the program involves the presentation of two stories depicting classrooms or communities that have successfully integrated research with practice, and a question-and-answer session with the studio audience and remote viewers. In this document, a review of research on drug use and drug use prevention is followed by an overview of the sixth program in the series, which covers the topic of preparing students for drug-free lifestyles. In this program, the first story describes the Omaha Public Schools' comprehensive and integrated strategies to prevent drug use in schools and the community. The second story illustrates the ways in which the Mt. Carmel, Illinois school district and the local community have collaborated to implement strategies for prevention of drug use. A series of follow-up activities relevant to the topic of drug use prevention is described. Additional materials include biographical information on videoconference participants, an extensive list of resources on drug use prevention, a glossary of terms, and a reference list of 23 items. (BC)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Drinking, Drug Education, Drug Use, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Prevention, Research and Development, School Activities, School Community Relationship, Secondary School Students, Social Problems, Theory Practice Relationship
Publications Department, North Central Regional Educational Laboratory, 1900 Spring Road, Suite 300, Oak Brook, IL 60521-1480 (Videotape and guidebook, $25.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Central Regional Educational Lab., Oak Brook, IL.; Public Broadcasting Service, Washington, DC. PBS Elementary/Secondary Service.; Midwest Regional Center for Drug-Free Schools and Communities, Oak Brook, IL.