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ERIC Number: ED017842
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Sep
Pages: 85
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Reference Count: 0
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PEACE CORPS DISCUSSION LEADERS' TRAINING UNIT, TRAINING EVALUATION STUDY. PART I.
DANCE, FRANK E.X.; FRANDSEN, KENNETH D.
THIS IS PART ONE OF A REPORT ON DISCUSSION LEADERSHIP TRAINING CONDUCTED BY THE SPEECH COMMUNICATION CENTER OF THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN (MILWAUKEE), DURING JUNE 1965 TO EQUIP RETURNED PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEERS TO SERVE AS FACILITATORS OF PEACE CORPS TRAINEE SMALL GROUP DISCUSSIONS. THE GOALS OF SMALL GROUP DISCUSSION ARE TO INTEGRATE THEORY AND BEHAVIOR, TO DEVELOP PERSONAL FLEXIBILITY AND OPENNESS IN TRAINEES, AND TO INCREASE THE TRAINEES' TOLERANCE FOR FRUSTRATION. SCORES, RATINGS, AND WRITTEN AND ORAL COMMENTS WERE USED TO ASSESS THE EFFECTS OF THE COURSE ON THE ROLE PERCEPTION OF THE PARTICIPANTS, AMOUNTS AND KINDS OF KNOWLEDGE GAINED IN SMALL GROUP DISCUSSION BEHAVIOR AND LEADERSHIP, AND PARTICIPANT SATISFACTION WITH THE TRAINING UNIT. THE PROGRAM WAS GENERALLY WELL RECEIVED BY THE PARTICIPANTS, AND MET STAFF EXPECTATIONS ON ALL DIMENSIONS. IT WAS RECOMMENDED THAT SEVERAL PARTICIPANTS BE CHOSEN AT RANDOM TO MAKE AN ADDITIONAL EVALUATION OF THE PROGRAM AND THAT, IF THE INITIAL SUCCESS OF THE TRAINING UNIT SHOULD BE CONFIRMED, SUCH TRAINING SHOULD BE OFFERED ON A SYSTEMATIC BASIS. (THE DOCUMENT INCLUDES THE SYLLABUS, CASE STUDIES, TESTS AND QUESTIONNAIRES, AND COMMENTS.) (LY)
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Authoring Institution: Peace Corps, Washington, DC.; Wisconsin Univ., Milwaukee. Speech Communication Center.
Identifiers: PEACE CORPS; UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN