ERIC Number: ED420012
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Drug Abuse Resistance (DARE) Program for SY 94-95 and 95-96. Evaluation Report.
Berg, Kathleen F.
Results of the analyses of over 1000 Project DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) questionnaires from over 100 public and private schools, in-depth interviews with randomly selected teachers, surveys from nearly 100 DARE teachers, and the data from parents, officers in-training, and student essay winners were uniformly positive. Teacher comments were overwhelmingly positive about the program; the item that scored highest on the Classroom Appraisal by Teacher Survey was "my opinion is that the DARE Program should be continued in my school." Teachers praised the newly revised DARE curriculum materials and noted that what made DARE lessons particularly effective were the use of role play and the fact that the ideas could be applied at the time the lesson was taught. Study results contained much anecdotal evidence for effects of DARE on student knowledge and social interactions. DARE officers were overwhelmingly praised for their work in the program and were credited for making it successful by many of the teachers. It was evident from the study that the DARE parent component was under-utilized, even though teachers suggested parental involvement would improve the program. Given the effectiveness of DARE dissemination and implementation and its wide support from the schools and the communities there would appear to be a place for DARE in a comprehensive Hawaii prevention program. Questionnaires are appended. (MKA)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
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Sponsor: Hawaii State Dept. of Education, Honolulu.
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Curriculum Research and Development Group.