ERIC Number: ED363835
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Criteria for the Selection of Drug Abuse Prevention Curricula: A Workbook. [Updated].
English, Jill; Sancho, Anthony
This workbook was created to enable a school district or school to select a drug abuse prevention curriculum that is educationally sound and effective. It was produced to assist in the selection of pre-developed curricula, but the criteria may be easily adapted for use in developing curricula. Criteria for selecting a drug abuse prevention curriculum, based on educational theory, research of effective drug prevention programs, and the practical application of those programs, are listed under these headings: goals and objectives; content; instructional methodologies; learning opportunities; materials, time; evaluation; cultural equity; sex equity; and district-specific criteria. Steps in forming a selection committee and preparing for curriculum selection are given and use of the selection criteria is explained. Because most available curricula do not cover all grades from kindergarten through grade 12, it is suggested that the criteria be used to evaluate one curriculum at each grade level rather than using one form to evaluate all the grades within a curriculum. Worksheets are provided to rate the curriculum on each of the criteria by determining to what degree each criterion is met. The final worksheet consists of a summary of curricula analyses. The workbook concludes with a list of further reading. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Western Regional Center for Drug-Free Schools and Communities, Portland, OR.
Note: Supersedes ED 319 148.