A comparative study of drug related education at key stage three and four in two south Wales secondary schools
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Using qualitative methodology (interviews, questionnaires and documented evidence) the study aimed to find out what policies and teaching süategies schools had in place for educating children at these key stages, I chose to conduct my research project on this specific topic as I feel that drug education is an important part of learning for young children. It is a widespread issue, not as taboo a subject as it once was and I feel a general and basic knowledge of the facts, effects and problems of drug use is vital even from an early age. The results from the study indicated that there was unevenness in delivery of drug education \Mithin the two schools. This allows for comparison of effectiveness of the delivery of drug education and allows us to see the different ways in which it can be taught. From my research, it can be concluded that schools should be obliged to formulate a drug education policy that meets the framework established by national government to ensure that all schools are delivering to the same standard and content of drug education. Drug use is a widespread issue and all pupils should have to opportunity to learn of the dangers to the sarne standard as others. If there are differences across the curriculum, it could be argued that some schools are not delivering a satisfactory level of drug education compared to others. With such an important issue, it is vit¿l that this equal level of teaching on the topic is implemented in all schools relatively soon.
B.A. (Hons) Education Studies
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