ERIC Number: ED441636
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Native Hawaiian Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Program. End of Year Evaluation Report, 1999-2000.
Pacific Resources for Education and Learning, Honolulu, HI.
This report provides an external evaluation of the fourth year (March 1, 1999-February 28, 2000) of the Native Hawaiian Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Program (NHSDFSCP). Previous evaluations recommended emphasis of three program components: (1) information development and dissemination; (2) education; and (3) school and community-based processes. Based on these components, three goals were formulated: 1) increase knowledge of the dangers of using alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD) and of violence, and increase cultural awareness through use of culturally appropriate prevention materials; 2) reduce ATOD use and violence-related behaviors among Native Hawaiian youth by providing direct, culturally appropriate educational services at high-need schools and communities; and 3) build the capacity of schools and communities to provide safe and drug-free activities for Native Hawaiians. These goals were refined into 10 measurable objectives. Results show that the NHSDFSCP met three of its eight objectives for which data were available. The objectives that were not fully met included increased knowledge of the dangers of ATOD use, intended involvement in violent behavior, increased cultural awareness, and increased knowledge of the dangers of violence-related behaviors. However, the findings for these objectives fell within 2-8 percent of the 80 percent targets. Overall, the program achieved its desired outcomes and met its three goals. A separate chapter presents commendations and recommendations. Two appendices present milestone achievement analysis and client feedback. (Contains 28 figures and data tables.) (TD)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Culturally Relevant Education, Curriculum Development, Drug Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Hawaiians, Information Dissemination, Material Development, Outreach Programs, Prevention, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Student Behavior, Substance Abuse, Violence, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pacific Resources for Education and Learning, Honolulu, HI.
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii