ERIC Number: ED497083
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Feb
Reference Count: 0
DARE Middle School Program Revamped
McConnell, Elizabeth S.
National Middle School Association (NJ1), Middle School v9 n3 p33-34 Feb 2006
The New DARE middle school program, Take Charge of Your Life, has reinvented DARE as part of a major national research study that promises to help teachers and administrators address the issues of drugs and school violence. Gone is the old-style approach to prevention in which an officer stands behind a podium and lectures students in straight rows. With the New DARE, the functions of the DARE instructor and the school resource officer are combined. New DARE officers are trained as "coaches" to support students using research-based refusal strategies in high-stakes peer-pressure environments.
Descriptors: School Activities, Violence, Middle Schools, Drug Education, Prevention, Law Enforcement, Peer Influence, Teaching Methods, Educational Research, Program Descriptions
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serial; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
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