ERIC Number: ED424544
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Back to School 1998--National Survey of American Attitudes on Substance Abuse IV: Teens, Teachers and Principals.
Columbia Univ., New York, NY. National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse.
For the fourth straight year, responding to an open-ended question, more 12- to 17-year olds named drugs the most important problem they face than named social pressures, violence, crime, or any other issue. One of a continuing series, this survey of teens, teachers, and principals is an attempt to increase understanding of the causes and effects of substance abuse. A "Foreword" (Joseph A. Califano, Jr.) highlights certain important issues and suggests approaches to solutions. Key findings are listed, and an "Overview" provides a preview of the findings of the survey. Data are discussed under the following topics: (1) "What Concerns Teens Most"; (2) "Turning 13: The End of Innocence"; (3) "It's 4 P.M. Do You Know Where Your Children Are?"; (4) "The Family That Eats and Prays Together"; (5) "Mass Media vs. Books and Homework"; (6) "Access and Attitudes: Cigarettes, Alcohol and Marijuana"; (7) "Proximity to Acid, Cocaine and Heroin"; (8) "Drug Dealing in Our Schools"; (9) "Party Time"; (10) "The Principal, Teacher, Student Disconnect"; (11) "What Is To Be Done?"; and (12) "Conclusion." Supporting data are presented in tables as appropriate to discussions. Data analysis, methodology, and data tabulations are appended. (Author/EMK)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescents, Drinking, High Risk Students, Illegal Drug Use, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, National Surveys, Parent Attitudes, Principals, Questionnaires, Risk, Secondary Education, Smoking, Statistical Data, Student Attitudes, Substance Abuse, Tables (Data), Teacher Attitudes, Teachers
National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, 152 West 57th St., New York, NY 10019-3310; Web site: www.casacolumbia.org
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, NJ.
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse.