ERIC Number: EJ859673
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
How Different Stakeholders in Two Public School Systems Perceived the Ability of Their Drug and Alcohol Policies to Protect the Needs of the School, the Community, and/or the Student
Stamm, Mark; Frick, William C.
American Secondary Education, v37 n3 p33-51 Sum 2009
Student drug and alcohol policies often impose consequences on students that may place the child at greater risk of delinquent behavior. The project described in this article sought to explore how different stakeholders in two public school systems perceived the ability of their drug and alcohol policies to protect the needs of the school, the community, and the student. Findings indicate that the child needs to be protected by the collective interests of parents, community, and school leaders to ensure that the child's interests are considered foremost as opposed to the suppositions of school administrators following an inflexible policy. Policies that favor school exclusion, with or without minimal counseling components, are viewed as not serving the needs of students.
Descriptors: Public Schools, Delinquency, Drug Use, Drinking, School Policy, Risk, Student Needs, Community Needs, Case Studies, Suspension, Administrator Attitudes, School Districts
Ashland University Dwight Schar College of Education. 229 Dwight Schar Building, 401 College Avenue, Ashland, OH 44805. Tel: 419-289-5273; Web site: http://www3.ashland.edu/ase
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts; Pennsylvania