ERIC Number: ED467421
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the Scotland Against Drugs "Stepping Stones" Board Game. Research Report.
Lowden, Kevin; Davidson, Paula
The Stepping Stones board game has been developed as part of the Scotland Against Drugs School Program and is specifically intended for P1, P2 and P3 children and their parents. The game aims to promote discussion between parents and their children about early years drug education and health topics. Scotland Against Drugs (SAD) commissioned the Scottish Council for Research in Education to evaluate the pilot over the period July to November 2001. The evaluation used surveys to gather data from P1, P2 and P3 pupils (795 in total), their parents (487 in total) and relevant teachers in the pilot schools across the three local authorities. Group interviews were also used in three schools to further explore issues arising from the surveys. The main aim of the evaluation was to assess the suitability and effectiveness of the game, particularly in creating a forum for discussion between child and parent on the issue of early years drug education, and to make appropriate recommendations concerning any changes indicated by the findings. The evaluation findings strongly indicate that the Stepping Stones board game has met the aims and objectives set out for the pilot, particularly that of promoting discussion between P1-P3 children and their parents in early drug education. Three appendixes contain data on the sample and responses, an annotated pupil questionnaire, and an annotated parent questionnaire. (GCP)
Descriptors: Drug Education, Educational Games, Foreign Countries, Health Education, Instructional Material Evaluation, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Participation, Primary Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Scottish Council for Research in Education, Edinburgh.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)