ERIC Number: ED357446
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Review of Research on Ways To Attain Goal Six: Creating Safe, Disciplined, and Drug-Free Schools.
Aleem, Diane; And Others
Making every school in America free of drugs and violence and fostering a disciplined environment conducive to learning by the year 2000 is the aim of the sixth National Education Goal. Schools are far from this goal as violence, drugs, and discipline problems continue to disrupt learning. This report examines several aspects of schools and classrooms, their relationship to the community, and their effect on achieving disciplined schools free of drugs and violence. Subjects concerning problems in the classroom are curricula and instructional techniques for preventing drug use and violence. Also, organization and management for establishing and maintaining order in the classroom are addressed. Several areas are covered under the topic of schools: student population, school climate, school goals emphasized, leadership and decision making, policy and rule procedure and enforcement, student-grouping practices, and specialized roles and programs such as alternative schools. Also covered are school-community relationship issues including coordinated drug-use prevention and violence-reduction activities, as well as federal, state, and district education policies on drug use and discipline. The Goal Six objectives aim for implementation of firm and fair school drug policies, comprehensive K-12 drug-prevention programs, and community involvement in making schools safe and drug-free. (Contains 174 references.) (JPT)
Descriptors: Discipline Policy, Drug Abuse, Educational Change, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Government Publications, Prevention, Substance Abuse, Violence
OERI, Dept. EIB, 555 New Jersey Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20208-5641.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.