ERIC Number: ED422539
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Rethinking Drinking: You're in Control. An Alcohol Education Program for Secondary Students. Reflections on the Development, Implementation and Strengths of the Program. Working Paper 16.
Preliminary research investigating alcohol education throughout Australia was translated into a set of curriculum materials. A critical analysis of the process that was used to develop the materials and the program as a whole is presented; the stages of implementation of the program are described. The nature of the curriculum model and its strengths and weaknesses in relation to alcohol education, the learning that is afforded to young people, and the current curriculum context into which it fits are reviewed. This project represents an effort on the part of the Australian Brewers' Foundation to initiate applied research relevant to the concerns of schools. Findings of the research led to the application of the concept of "harm minimization" as the most viable approach given the role of alcohol in Australian society and existing patterns of use by young people. Harm minimization, based on learning to make choices, was built into the program. Major objectives and the policy context of the program are discussed. The issue of partnership between the industry and education is addressed. The project is important as a model of industry-education cooperation and for the quality of materials developed. (EMK)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Melbourne Univ. (Australia). Youth Research Centre.
Identifiers - Location: Australia