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ERIC Number: ED017817
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Aug
Pages: 11
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Reference Count: 0
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A STUDY OF SOME EFFECTS OF A PROGRAMMED ORIENTATION ON LEARNING OUTCOMES OF A HUMAN RELATIONS LABORATORY. PAPER PRESENTED AT THE NATIONAL SEMINAR ON ADULT EDUCATION RESEARCH (CHICAGO, FEBRUARY 11-13, 1968).
SEARLE, STANLEY H.; WARLOW, G.L.
TO TEST THE EFFECTIVENESS OF ADVANCED PREPARATION IN THE HUMAN RELATIONS LABORATORY PROGRAM OF THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA, SEVEN DELEGATES TO A LABORATORY HELD IN JUNE 1967 RECEIVED A 27-PAGE PROGRAMED ORIENTATION TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO THE LABORATORY. ANOTHER EIGHT DELEGATES SERVED AS A CONTROL GROUP. IT WAS HYPOTHESIZED THAT THE TEST GROUP WOULD PARTICIPATE WITH MORE FUNCTIONAL BEHAVIOR THAN THE CONTROL GROUP, WOULD KNOW MORE COGNITIVE ELEMENTS INCLUDED IN THE CURRICULUM, POSSESS MORE FAVORABLE ATTITUDES TO CHARACTERISTICS OF THE LABORATORY, AND WOULD HAVE DEVELOPED GREATER SKILL IN MEMBERSHIP PARTICIPATION AND INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS. ALL HYPOTHESES EXCEPT THE ONE REGARDING ATTITUDES WERE REJECTED, DUE IN PART TO THE LABORATORY DESIGN, READINESS AND LEARNING SET OF INDIVIDUAL DELEGATES, AND SOME CHARACTERISTICS OF ONE SUB-GROUP. EXPERIMENTERS RECOMMEND THAT THE UNITED CHURCH LABORATORY PROGRAM PRODUCE A REVISED PROGRAMED ORIENTATION, GENERATE PRETEST ITEMS SO THAT COGNITIVE LEARNING SCALES COULD BE DEVELOPED AT SHORT NOTICE, AND INVESTIGATE PROBLEMS CREATED BY ORIENTATION PRACTICE AND THE SCREENING EFFECT OF THE PROGRAM ORIENTATION. (CHARTS SHOW SAMPLING PLAN AND DESIGN AND SCORES FOR TEST PARTICIPANTS.) THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED AT THE NATIONAL SEMINAR ON ADULT EDUCATION RESEARCH, CHICAGO, FEBRUARY 11-13, 1968. (RT)
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Authoring Institution: Guelph Univ. (Ontario). Dept. of Extension Education.
Identifiers: UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA