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By Christine Eiser

"Double Take" is a drug schooling package deal produced through the dept of well-being and Social protection (United Kingdom). This video package deal used to be dispensed for gratis to all secondary faculties catering to scholars from 11 years onwards in England and Wales in the course of 1986. This publication experiences the result of a learn overview of this academic package deal, really when it comes to its acceptability to academics and scholars. The evaluate mentioned during this ebook was once carried out intentionally in the context of organizational and methodological regulations. the first predicament used to be much less with the aptitude effectiveness of "Double Take" lower than optimum stipulations. relatively, the investigators have been drawn to the ways that lecturers themselves selected to undertake and combine the package deal inside latest classes and with the limitations of students of their schools.

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We compared teachers in terms of their position in school (head teachers versus other). 05) than other teachers. 05) than teachers who had not attended such courses. Teachers' personal attitudes to the package had little significant impact on their actions when dealing with a pupil experimenting with drugs. 52, p to the packages. Teachers' beliefs about why young people start to take drugs Teachers rated 20 items concerned with why pupils take drugs each on 7-point scales (from 'definitely no' to 'definitely yes').

There is, in any case, some research evidence to suggest that teachers may be reluctant to take on the teaching of health issues. In the United States, work by Chen & Winder (1983), and Higgins et al (1983) has shown that teachers did not see it as their responsibility to teach pupils about the dangers of cigarette smoking. We have found in a related context that teachers are reluctant to discuss issues like illness or death with pupils (Eiser & Town, 1987). We agree with one teacher, who suggested that teachers needed educating about drugs before pupils.

Others mentioned specific facts about drugs that had be~n learned (20%) and the rest mentioned generally that they had learned 'a lot' about drugs. g. g. g. g. 7 Drug (d) 'What I wanted to learn is ... , Half the pupils felt they wanted to know facts about drugs that had not been covered in the course. 20% wanted to learn about sex or AIDS 46 and the rest mentioned irrelevant topics (metalwork, computing). (e) 'These lessons have made me think ... '. Two pupils stated that they had learned it was stupid to smoke, and one claimed to have given up.

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