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D.A.R.E. (Drug abuse resistance education) : perceptions of teachers, principals, and school resource officers

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dc.contributor.advisor Mazurek, Kas
dc.contributor.author Fisher, James
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education
dc.date.accessioned 2007-04-30T21:19:09Z
dc.date.available 2007-04-30T21:19:09Z
dc.date.issued 2002
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/179
dc.description vii, 109 leaves ; 28 cm. en
dc.description.abstract This study employs interviews to measure the perceptions of sixteen teachers, nine school principals, and seven School Resource Officers on the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program, offered to grade six students in one small (population approximately 70,000) city in western Canada. Perceptions in three areas are examined: curricular content, program delivery, and efficacy. Subjects overwhelming viewed the curricular content favourably. Similarly, there was strong agreement that the program was well delivered. The efficacy of the program was judged less positively; however, this did not mitigate the subjects' strong desire to continue implementation of the program. These results are consistent with the research literature on DARE which documents the popularity of the program, but acknowledges that it appears to have limited effects upon reducing student drug use. The results of this study are used to examine five options for delivering an in-school program for preventing or reducing drug abuse and violence among students. The options explored range from retaining the DARE program in its current form, to eliminating it, reforming it, implementing an alternative program, or designing an entirely new drug and violence prevention program. The conclusion drawn is that the DARE program should be withdrawn and replaced with an entirely new drug and violence prevention program and curriculum specific to community realities and needs. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education, 2002 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education) en
dc.subject Students -- Drug use -- Prevention en
dc.subject Children -- Drug use -- Prevention en
dc.subject Youth -- Drug use -- Prevention en
dc.subject Children -- Substance abuse -- Prevention en
dc.subject Youth -- Substance abuse -- Prevention en
dc.subject Drug abuse -- Prevention -- Study and teaching en
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en
dc.title D.A.R.E. (Drug abuse resistance education) : perceptions of teachers, principals, and school resource officers en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.publisher.faculty Education


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