ERIC Number: ED413559
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Tackling Drugs Together: Addressing the Issues in the FE Sector. FEDA Paper.
Mitchell, Carole; Bone, Mike
FE Matters, v1 n18 1997
This report presents a Further Education Development Agency (FEDA) survey of 489 colleges throughout England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, along with an in-depth study of 30 of these schools. The report focuses on the extent of drug-related problems in colleges, the key issues emerging from colleges' experiences in dealing with drugs, and examples of good practice. It opens with background information on collegiate drug use, which includes context and prevalence; drug knowledge; and attitudes toward drugs. Findings show that young people perceive adults, especially parents and teachers, as being uninformed about drugs and their effects. Furthermore, college administrators, when asked to estimate the extent of drug abuse/misuse in their local communities and institutions, mostly believed drug problems to be worse in the surrounding communities than on their campuses. The report offers further details on college initiatives, counseling services, community agency links, particular drug-related problems, college policies, and issues and concerns. In-depth analysis is provided on results of the 30 telephone interviews, and ways in which colleges can reduce drug problems are presented. (RJM)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Further Education Development Agency, Bristol (England).