Case Study 2

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Case Study 2: Evaluating a School-based Alcohol Education Program



(This Case Study was adapted from the following resource: European Forum for Responsible Drinking, EFRD. [in press]. Evaluation guidelines for education interventions to promote responsible drinking amongst young people in seven European countries. Available:




Objectives:  To educate school-aged children and young people about alcohol and its effects on the body; to promote responsible attitudes towards alcohol; to increase the age at which drinking is initiated.


Target Audience: Secondary school students.


Approach: Educational materials about alcohol and drinking patterns will be used.  These may be printed materials or may be web-based learning resources.  Working together with schools and teachers, these materials will be integrated into the school curriculum.




The following is an outline of the phases that are required for planning, conducting, and reporting on the evaluation. It suggests the questions to ask, identifies the most appropriate approaches, and provides the timeline for implementing different elements.


·         Phase 1: Planning and Inception

·         Phase 2: Data Collection

·         Phase 3: Reporting and Dissemination