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A descriptive study of Oregon schools/school districts to investigate how they planned to implement Oregon Administrative Rule 581-22-413

The purpose of this study was to investigate how
schools/school districts plan to implement Oregon Administrative
Rule 581-22-413, specifically: (1) How schools plan to integrate
alcohol and drug abuse prevention into the Comprehensive Health
Program. (2) How schools plan for age appropriate annual
instruction at the senior high level. (3) How schools plan for
the alcohol and drug abuse prevention education of the district's
staff.
An examination of the related literature revealed concerns
about the proper type of planning schools/school districts would
need to do to effectively satisfy this OAR. The literature
further indicated School Health Programs were encouraged by the
experts in the field, but few schools had achieved the entire
concept. Staff education was an area that the literature
indicated needed greater definition and implementation.
A survey questionnaire was prepared with the help of a
Delphi group to investigate the concerns. The questionnaire was
sent to 180 randomly chosen administrators. The data were
collected and descriptive analyses were performed.
It was determined from this study that most of the Oregon
schools administrators are concerned about OAR 581-22-413 and are
attempting to meet these regulations. However, they are facing
time and financial constraints which make it difficult to fit the
new requirements into the curriculum. Staff in-service is
becoming a reality for administrators and certified staff but
other school personnel have been left out. There are indications
that alcohol and drug abuse prevention education is being
integrated into senior high school classes such as Science,
Social Studies and Physical Education, in addition to
comprehensive health courses. This approach can work providing
the teachers of those subjects are well prepared to teach alcohol
and drug prevention effectively. It was recommended that all
college graduates seeking a teaching certificate be required to
take a course in alcohol and drug abuse prevention in order to
qualify. / Graduation date: 1991

Identiferoai:union.ndltd.org:ORGSU/oai:ir.library.oregonstate.edu:1957/37104
Date12 July 1990
CreatorsDenevan, James P.
ContributorsPhelps, David
Source SetsOregon State University
Languageen_US
Detected LanguageEnglish
TypeThesis/Dissertation

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