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ERIC Number: ED018692
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Jun
Pages: 1
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A STUDY OF THE APPLICATION OF LABORATORY TRAINING METHODS TO PROGRAMS AT AIR UNIVERSITY (OCTOBER 1964-JULY 1965).
BOYER, RONALD K.; AND OTHERS
THIS 1964-65 STUDY SOUGHT TO EXPLORE APPLICATIONS OF LABORATORY TRAINING TO AIR UNIVERSITY PROGRAMS, TO PREDICT PROBLEMS IN ADAPTING THE LABORATORY METHOD TO SUCH PROGRAMS, AND TO DETERMINE USEFUL MODIFICATIONS THAT MIGHT BE MADE IN TRAINING DESIGNS. A GROUP OF 25 AIR UNIVERSITY PERSONNEL REPRESENTING VARIOUS RANKS AND SCHOOLS ATTENDED AN INTENSIVE 10 DAY DEMONSTRATION LABORATORY, WHICH INCLUDED T GROUP SESSIONS, THEORY SESSIONS, AND INTERGROUP EXERCISES, AND WERE ENCOURAGED TO GIVE EVALUATIONS ON THE LAST DAY. PARTICIPANT RESPONSE TO THE DEMONSTRATION LABORATORY VARIED WITH RANK AND SCHOOL OF ORIGIN. (IN GENERAL, CAPTAINS AND MAJORS RESPONDED MORE FAVORABLY THAN LIEUTENANT COLONELS OR COLONELS.) CONTRIBUTIONS OF THE TRAINING WERE GENERALLY SEEN IN TERMS OF GREATER INTERPERSONAL COMPETENCE. MAJOR PROBLEMS CITED IN IMPLEMENTING APPLICATIONS WERE (1) SCARCITY OF RESOURCES LIKE TIME AND SKILL AND (2) CHANGE RESISTING OR NEGATIVE ATTITUDES IN OTHERS. ADAPTATIONS OF T GROUP METHODS HAVE BEEN USED SUCCESSFULLY IN SOME SEMINARS TO ACHIEVE SOME OF THE LEARNING OBJECTIVES TOWARD WHICH T GROUPS ARE ORIENTED. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE, AS AD-639-757, FROM THE CLEARINGHOUSE FOR FEDERAL SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION, SPRINGFIELD VIRGINIA 22151. MICROFICHE $.65. HARD COPY $3.00. 107 PAGES. (AUTHOR/LY)
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Authoring Institution: National Training Labs. Inst. for Applied Behavioral Science, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: AIR FORCE; Air University AL