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Midford, Richard; Ramsden, Robyn; Lester, Leanne; Cahill, Helen; Mitchell, Johanna; Foxcroft, David R.; Venning, Lynne – Journal of Drug Education, 2014
The Drug Education in Victorian Schools program provided integrated education about licit and illicit drugs, employed a harm minimization approach that incorporated participatory, critical thinking and skill-based teaching methods, and engaged parental influence through home activities. A cluster-randomized, controlled trial of the program was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Drug Education, Drinking, Prevention
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Gates, Peter J.; Norberg, Melissa M.; Dillon, Paul; Manocha, Ramesh – Journal of Drug Education, 2013
The high prevalence of cannabis use by Australian secondary school students makes schools an ideal setting for the delivery of substance use prevention programs. Although efficacious school-based cannabis prevention programs exist, there is scant research investigating the perceived role legitimacy and role importance of school staff. As such,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Drug Use, Marijuana, Secondary School Students
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Culleton, Leigheann Ryan; Van Hout, Marie Claire; Foley, Michelle – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2013
Research shows that social norms interventions, which aim to educate individuals and groups on their actual attitudinal and behavioural norms relating to alcohol, cigarette and drug use,incur some success in reducing positive attitudes to substance use and rates of substance use. The research aimed to investigate the extent of misperceptions…
Descriptors: Prevention, Drug Use, Social Behavior, Intervention
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Cuijpers, Pim – Journal of Drug Education, 2002
Presents results of a meta-analysis of studies that compare drug prevention programs led by peers to the same program led by adults. Overall, peer-led programs were found to be somewhat more effective than adult-led programs. It is concluded that the effectiveness of a prevention program is determined by several characteristics of the program.…
Descriptors: Drug Education, Foreign Countries, Meta Analysis, Peer Teaching
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Rye, B. J.; Humpartzoomian, Richard; Steep, Barbara – Journal of Drug Education, 2001
Assesses parents, students, and program leaders involved in an in-school drug prevention program for their perceptions of the efficacy of the program. Feedback indicated a very high program satisfaction level from respondents with parents indicating the highest level satisfaction. Areas for improvement included parent attendance; invitation…
Descriptors: Drug Education, Foreign Countries, Health Promotion, High Schools
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Oei, Tian P. S.; Baldwin, Andrea R. – Journal of Drug Education, 1992
Proposes developmental approach to smoking education and prevention for children and adolescents. Reviews literature concerning most appropriate agent, content, and presentation of antismoking education for different ages, concluding that best agents for young children are parents and best agents for pre/early adolescents are peers. For…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Age Differences, Child Development
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Whorley, Larry W. – Journal of Drug Education, 1989
Employed questionnaire to study relationships between role perceptions and job satisfaction among military Drug and Alcohol Prevention Specialists (N=102). Found job satisfaction primarily related to perceived importance of prevention duty and organizational efficiency. Found supervisor's emphasis upon prevention duty was significant but…
Descriptors: Counselor Attitudes, Counselor Role, Drug Abuse, Drug Education
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Baklien, Bergljot – Journal of Drug Education, 1993
Survey of drug education in Norwegian lower secondary schools showed that almost one-fourth of programs were based on two-step model. Intensive courses were socially successful and created motivation, enthusiasm, and changes of attitudes. Found important differences from one school to another in regard to how pilot pupils, and their teaching…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Drug Education, Foreign Countries, Motivation
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Adelekan, Moruf L.; And Others – Journal of Drug Education, 1990
Examined drug abuse views and knowledge level of 135 Nigerian secondary school teachers through self-report questionnaire. Found that majority of teachers were never exposed to drug education as students whereas less than 20 percent have been exposed since qualifying as teachers. Provides suggestions on pattern and content of teacher-targeted drug…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Alcohol Abuse, Drug Abuse, Drug Addiction
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Albert, W. G.; Simpson, R. I. – Journal of Drug Education, 1985
Evaluated an intervention to reduce impaired driving among students (N=21) by administering a questionnaire before and after the intervention. Results showed significant positive changes along a number of dimensions among students who received the intervention compared to those who did not. (BH)
Descriptors: Alcohol Education, Drug Education, Foreign Countries, High School Students
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Lavik, Nils Johan – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 1986
Describes the Norwegian Akershus Project in which three programs of alcohol and drug prevention (information of facts, value clarifications, project participation) were tried with junior high school students (N=2042). Reports the students' opinions of the programs, their attitudes towards drugs, and the prevalence of drug use. (ABB)
Descriptors: Alcohol Education, Drug Education, Drug Use, Foreign Countries