ERIC Number: ED364037
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
The PRISE (Positive Resiliency in Special Education) Curriculum.
Cohen, Tsivia S.
The PRISE (Positive Resiliency in Special Education) Curriculum was designed to prevent alcohol and other drug use among the special education population in kindergarten through high school, by involving students in classroom activities that will increase their personal resiliency while encouraging them to make healthy, informed decisions. The federally funded curriculum is not intended to supplant existing curricular materials in prevention education, but to enable teachers to select and use these materials in an effective way. The curriculum begins with guidelines for prevention planning and two needs assessment forms (one for elementary teachers and one for secondary teachers). The curriculum presents six instructional units on the following topics: (1) personal resiliency, (2) information about drugs, (3) decision making, (4) resisting pressure, (5) nurturing relationships, and (6) healthy alternatives. For each objective, activities which meet both the instructional and social needs of special education students are listed. For each activity, grade levels, subject areas, constraints, materials, evaluation methods, variations, and spin-offs for reinforcing the concepts are indicated. The curriculum concludes with a list of available materials and recommended learning activities drawn from other curricula, arranged by curriculum objective. (JDD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Suburban Special Education Organization, Palatine, IL.