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ERIC Number: ED493435
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep-14
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
Too Good for Drugs and Violence. What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report
What Works Clearinghouse
"Too Good for Drugs and Violence" is designed to promote high school students' prosocial skills, positive character traits, and violence- and drug-free norms. The curriculum consists of 14 core lessons and an additional 12 lessons that can be infused into other subject areas (such as English, science, and social studies). Students engage in role-play and cooperative learning activities and are encouraged to apply the skills to different contexts. The program includes optional family and community involvement components that may or may have not be implemented as part of the program evaluated. Two related programs are addressed in the intervention reports on "Too Good for Violence" (K-8) (ED493440) and "Too Good for Drugs"[TM] (K-8) (ED493434). Two studies of "Too Good for Drugs and Violence" met the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) evidence standards. These studies, which included nearly 700 students attending six high schools in Florida, examined results on students' knowledge, attitudes, and values. One study (Bacon, 2001a) was a randomized controlled trial that met WWC evidence standards. The second study (Bacon 2001b) used a quasiexperimental design and met WWC evidence standards with reservations. "Too Good for Drugs and Violence" was found to have positive effects on students' knowledge, attitudes, and values. Appended are: (1) Study characteristics: Bacon, 2001a (randomized controlled trial); (2) Study characteristics: Bacon, 2001b (quasi-experimental design); (3) Outcome measures in the knowledge, attitudes, and values domain; (4) Summary of study findings included in the rating for the knowledge, attitudes, and values domain; and (5) Rating for the knowledge, attitudes, and values domain. (Contains 3 footnotes.) [This publication was produced by the What Works Clearinghouse. The following studies are reviewed in this intervention report: (1) Bacon, T. P. (2001a). Evaluation of the Too Good for Drugs and Violence--High School prevention program. A report produced for the Florida Department of Education, Department of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, Tallahassee, FL. Available from: Mendez Foundation, 601 S. Magnolia Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606; and (2) Bacon, T. P. (2001b). Impact on high school students' behaviors and protective factors: A pilot study of the Too Good for Drugs and Violence prevention program. "Florida Educational Research Council, Inc. Research Bulletin," 32(3 and 4), 1-40.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida
IES Funded: Yes