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Remarkable prevention outcomes from primary school good behaviour strategy

Mike Ashton, of Drug and Alcohol Findings, has been in touch to let me know about more research that he thinks we could be interested in:

It didn’t mention drugs, wasn’t even a lesson, but this behaviour management intervention trialled in Baltimore’s first and second grade classrooms produced some of the most substantial and long-lasting effects ever recorded from a school-based prevention programme. At ages 6 to 8, pupils formed teams which could earn prizes and praise for good behaviour during lessons; 14 years later, many fewer young lives were marred by substance-related problems, threatened by smoking, or on track to cause serious social problems.

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