Synopses & Reviews
Double Take is a drug education package produced by the Department of Health and Social Security (United Kingdom). This video package was distributed at no cost to all secondary schools catering to students from eleven years onwards in England and Wales during 1986. This book reports the results of a research evaluation of this educational package, particularly in terms of its acceptability to teachers and pupils. The evaluation discussed in this book was conducted deliberately within the context of organizational and methodological restrictions. The primary concern was less with the potential effectiveness of Double Take under optimal conditions. Rather, the investigators were interested in the ways in which teachers themselves chose to adopt and integrate the package within existing courses and with the restrictions of pupils in their schools.
Table of Contents
Previous Research on Drug Abuse and its Prevention among School Children.- A Survey of the Extent of Use of "Double Take" in Schools and Teachers' Evaluations of the Package.- An Observation and Evaluation Based on "Minder".- A Second Evaluation of "Double Take" in a Local School.- An Experimental Investigation of Pupils' Responses to "Minder" and "Thinking Twice".- The Impact of "Double Take" as a Function of Region and Extent of Use.- Attitudes, Attributions and Persuasion: How Young People's Ideas about Drugs Relate to their Preferences for Different Strategies of Prevention.- Analysis and Synthesis: the Status of "Double Take" in the School Curriculum.- Appendices.- References.