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Morgan, Mark (1997) Healthy schools project: evaluation report. Navan: North Eastern Health Board.

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By 1997 the Healthy Schools project had been piloted in 29 second-level schools in the North Eastern Health Board area, involving 56% of the student population in the area. The project had a strong emphasis on life skills, and on enabling young people to take responsibility for their own health and behaviour. Legal and illegal drugs formed one topic covered by the programme. This evaluation of the programme was based on research collected from site visits by the evaluator, records of judgements by participants on training days and staff development, records of meetings of co-ordinators, records of meetings of school principals, a formal questionnaire to teachers and a formal questionnaire to pupils in intervention and control schools. The teacher questionnaire had a response rate of 97%, while the student survey yielded a 100% return rate. Section 3.2.5 of the report presented the findings of the evaluator in relation to attitudes towards substance misuse among the students surveyed. There was a statistically significant difference in attitudes, with students in the pilot group having less favourable attitudes to substance use than those in the control group.

Call No:NF2, FV22, VH4.2
Pages:iv, 40
Publisher:North Eastern Health Board
Place of Publication:Navan
Keywords:AOD use, education and allied disciplines, good health, health promotion, Ireland, North Eastern Health Board, post-primary school, research and evaluation, self-esteem, youth AOD education
Accession Number:HRB 598 (Available)
Subjects:VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland > Cavan
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Programme planning, implementation, and evaluation > Programme evaluation
L Social psychology and related concepts > Social context > School context
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland > Louth
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland > Meath
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland > Monaghan
T Demographic characteristics > Student (secondary level)
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health related prevention > Health information and education

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