Implementation fidelity in a teacher-led alcohol use prevention curriculum.

  title={Implementation fidelity in a teacher-led alcohol use prevention curriculum.},
  author={Melinda M. Pankratz and Julia Jackson-Newsom and Steven M. Giles and Christopher L. Ringwalt and Kappie Bliss and Mary Lou Bell},
  journal={Journal of drug education},
  volume={36 4},
There is now ample evidence that teachers tend to make substantial modifications to both the prescribed content and methods of the curricula they administer, and that such modifications are likely to attenuate curricula effects. We examine the fidelity with which teachers implement "Protecting You, Protecting Me," an underage alcohol use prevention curriculum. Findings suggest that while teachers attempted to implement most sections of a lesson, the lessons taught were consistently--and often… CONTINUE READING