THE FEASIBILITY OF DEVELOPING NEW EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY TO TEACH ADOLESCENTS HOW TO AVOID THE USE OF CIGARETTES, ALCOHOL, MARIJUANA, AND PILLS.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$47,485.00
Award Year:
1983
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
546
Solicitation Year:
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Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Research Applications Inc.
427 North Lee Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
BARBARA J. WAITE
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
(703) 548-8402
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE FEASIBILITY OF DEVELOPING NEW EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY TO TEACH ADOLESCENTS HOW TO AVOID THE USE OF CIGARETTES, ALCOHOL, MARIJUANA, AND PILLS. THE NEW ADOLESCENT PREVENTION TECHNOLOGY IS TO BE BASED ON SUCCESSFULLY TESTED,RESEARCHED-BASED SMOKING PREVENTION PROGRAMS. THE PRODUCT RESULTING FROM SUCCESSFUL PHASE I ACTIVITIES WOULD BE AN APPROVED CURRICULUM MODEL. THE MODEL WOULD PROVIDE THE CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK FOR THE ORGANIZATION AND FUTURE DEVELOPMENT OF TEACHNG UNITS THAT COULD BE INCORPORATED IN EXISTING CURRICULA AT THE ELEMENTARY, JUNIOR HIGH, AND/OR HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL BY LOCAL CLASSROOM TEACHERS. RESEARCH APPLICATIONS INCORPORATED WILL ALSO PROVIDE A REPORT ON THE FEASIBILITY OF COMMERCIALY MARKETING THE CURRICULUM. THE AIM OF THIS PROPOSED PROJECT IS TO DEVELOP A STATE-OF-THE- ART DRUG USE PREVENTION CURRICULA BASED ON EXISTING SUCCESSFUL SMOKING PREVENTION TECHNIQUES. RECOGNIZED EXPERTS IN SMOKING PREVENTION R&D WILL BE CONVENED AS AN ADVISORY PANEL TO PROVIDE GUIDANCE IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE NEW TECHNOLOGY AND TO EVALUATE THE RESULTING CURRICULA MODEL. PHASE II, IF APPROVED, WOULD PERMIT (1) THE COMPLETEDEVELOPMENT OF INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND EVALUATION INSTRUMENTS, (2) THE PRE-TEST, REVISION, AND FINAL FIELD TEST OF THE MATERIALS, AND (3) THE PRODUCTION OF THE MATERIALS FOR COMMERICAL TEST MARKETING.

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