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dc.contributor.author Maree, Margaretha E. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-02-07T14:07:46Z
dc.date.available 2014-02-07T14:07:46Z
dc.date.issued 1995 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11070/229
dc.description.abstract en_US
dc.description.abstract The majority of the respondents displayed an attitude of acceptance towards the use of drugs as they were of the opinion that drugs can help people to relax (82. 1) and stop worrying (80, 4). However, the school learners also identified some consequences on negative drug abuse, such as feeling sick (74, 1) and becoming aggressive (66, 1) en_US
dc.description.abstract Social factors identified by the Grade 8 learners which can lead to the use of drugs are parents abusing drugs themselves, peer group pressure and unhappy circumstances at home. Amongst the respondents alcohol is the most frequently used drug (38, 5). Alcohol is followed by tobacco (13, 5) in the second place. Inhalants (2, 7) follow in the third place, then dagga (1, 8) in the fourth place and finally traditional brews and hard drugs (0, 9) in the fifth place. The mentioned pattern of drug use amongst school learners in Namibia is indicative of a growing social problem amongst the school learners. The respondents indicated that they receive education on drugs at school as well as from community sources such as parents and friends. However, friends are not a good source of information because they themselves are ill-informed about drugs as was found in the study en_US
dc.description.abstract The parents and teachers agreed that drug prevention education must be included into school curricula. However, some teachers could not find ways to include drug prevention education into the existing school curricula. The parents indicated their willingness to become involved in drug prevention programmes for their children suggesting that they themselves, school learners and teachers must all be involved in the planning of drug prevention programmes en_US
dc.description.abstract Finally, the importance for the Ministry of Basic Education and Culture, to embark on research regarding the integration of drug prevention education into the curricula of the different school subjects were requested by parents and teachers en_US
dc.format.extent 186 p en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.title Drug education in a Windhoek secondary school en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.identifier.isis F004-00517 en_US
dc.description.degree Stellenbosch en_US
dc.description.degree South Africa en_US
dc.description.degree University of Stellenbosch en_US
dc.description.degree Master of Arts en_US
dc.masterFileNumber 2257 en_US

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