An experiment in Victorian secondary schools has managed to significantly reduce drug use, anti-social behaviour and sexual activity. The Melbourne University study worked on changing the social climate in 26 schools over four years. The study involved 10,000 13-year-old students. Their teachers tried to improve their emotional and social skills.
Tobacco and cannabis use and violent behaviour fell by up to 25 per cent, while sexual activity among students was halved. Melbourne University Professor George Patton says the study shows schools are very influential in the development of young people. "Where young people feel that schools offer them a place where they're valued, where they have teachers who are looking after them," he said. "That makes a big difference in terms of the lifestyles young people lead, and even their educational outcomes."
Very interesting concept. If anyone knows what they are actually doing, please post the details.
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