Journal of Educational Sciences > Volume 29, No. 1, 2017
Drugs prevention according to modern trends in the Arabic language course (Loughati Al Jamilah) of the Higher-level elementary in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia / Fahad Abdul Aziz Aldakhil
This study aimed at identifying the modern trends of drug prevention, and determining the availability of drug prevention
items according to the modern trends in the Arabic language course (Loughati Al Jamilah) of the Elementary level in the Kingdom of Saudi
Arabia. Determining how to distribute drug prevention items into the units of Loughati Al Jamilah course (student book and workbook). A
descriptive and analytical method (content analysis) were used to achieve the study objectives. Results showed a number of findings , the
most important that the modern trends of drug prevention are no longer limited to awareness and education, but they go beyond that to
address the factors that cause drug abuse that include communication skills , thinking skills, problem solving , effective use of technology ,
time management, and acquiring good health habits. It was also found that critical thinking skills and problem solving, communication skills
are the most frequent drug prevention items in Loughati Al Jamilah`) course, Concepts and facts related to the drug problem didn’t appear in
(Loughati Al Jamilah) course in the student book and work book. It was also found that the distribution of drug prevention items is not
regular and does not achieve continuity in the units of the student book and workbook.
Keywords: Continuity, Life Skills, school curriculum, communication skills.