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ERIC Number: ED440324
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Nov
Pages: 214
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The Efficacy of the Drug Abuse Resistance Education Program (DARE) in West Vancouver Schools. Part 1, Attitudes toward DARE: An Examination of Opinions, Preferences, and Perceptions of Students, Teachers, and Parents.
Curtis, Charles K.
This paper reports on part one of a study that examined the effectiveness of the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) Program as a drug resistance, violence avoidance program in West Vancouver, Canada schools. Attitudes toward DARE held by students, teachers, and parents of children in the program were examined in order to evaluate how DARE was received by those most directly involved in the program. Questionnaires were completed by students currently involved in the program (n=1,232) and students who had participated in the program at an earlier time (n=672), teachers of the DARE program (n=36), and parents of DARE students (n=422). Analyses of the questionnaires imply a general overall acceptance of DARE as a drug resistance and violence avoidance program. All subject groups acknowledged that such a program was necessary, and that there was strong support for DARE's continuance in West Vancouver schools. Acceptance of DARE's objectives, content, teaching strategies, and materials varied by group. DARE has a positive effect on students' attitudes toward the police. Findings are discussed as to their place within the context of the research literature. A review of literature related to other evaluations of the DARE program is also discussed. The following appendixes are included: Appendix A (Core: 5th/6th Grade Curriculum); Appendix B (Middle School/Junior High: 7th/8th Grade Curriculum); and Appendix C (The Questionnaires, Letter of Transmittal). (Contains 20 tables, 15 figures, and 62 references.) (MKA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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