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Deciding About Drugs

Nicholas Dorn

Enhancement in pupils' decision-making skills was chosen as one of the goals of an experimental project because, in 1974, when the project began, increasing interest was being shown in decision-making education but little was known about strategies or outcomes. The Drug Education Development and Evaluation (DEDE) Project was designed to clarify what decision-making skills might mean in relation to legal and illegal drugs, to develop new materials for teaching toward this goal, and to evaluate the materials in use in classrooms to discover their effects.

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