SCHOOLS — DRUG EDUCATION
SOPHIA MOERMOND to the Minister for Education and Training:
I refer the minister to
recommendation 15 from tabled paper 507.
(1) Does the
department review the effectiveness of school-based drug education and whether
the existing curriculum is achieving its intended outcomes?
(2) If not, why not?
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question.
Department of Education delivers school-based drug education programs in
collaboration with the non-government school sector. These programs are
evidence based and informed by research. The effectiveness of these programs is
assessed on a regular basis.
If the honourable member would like
a briefing from the Department of Education on the programs that are offered, I
would be happy to arrange that.