Drug Education in Schools

An Evaluation of the “Double Take” Video Package

  • Christine Eiser
  • J. Richard Eiser

Part of the Recent Research in Psychology book series (PSYCHOLOGY)

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About this book

Introduction

"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.

Keywords

attribution children curriculum drugs education evaluation experiment health organizations prevention research school social security thinking video

Authors and affiliations

  • Christine Eiser
    • 1
  • J. Richard Eiser
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Psychology Washington Singer LaboratoriesUniversity of ExeterExeterEngland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-8799-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-96792-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-8799-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-7532
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