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ERIC Number: ED018728
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
Pages: 1
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A STUDY OF GIRL SCOUT LEADERSHIP TRAINING, NON-PROFESSIONAL LEADERS OF ADULTS AS CONTINUOUS LEARNERS.
STENZEL, ANNE KATHERINE
RESEARCH IDENTIFIED CHARACTERISTICS OF EFFECTIVE GIRL SCOUT VOLUNTEER TRAINERS AND DEVELOPED CRITERIA FOR DETERMINING EFFECTIVENESS. TWELVE PROBLEM SITUATIONS, SECURED THROUGH A CRITICAL INCIDENT TECHNIQUE, TESTED EVALUATIVE JUDGMENT AND WERE SCORED FOR PROBLEM IDENTIFICATION. FORCED CHOICE QUESTIONS TESTED CONTENT VERSUS GROUP ORIENTATION. SEVENTY-FIVE TRAINERS AND 500 OF THEIR TRAINEES IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA PARTICIPATED IN VARIOUS PHASES OF THE STUDY AND A SMALL SCALE EXPERIMENT WAS CONDUCTED USING A SELF HLEP INSTRUMENT CALLED "MY CONTINUOUS LEARNING PLAN." EIGHTY-EIGHT PERCENT OF THE TRAINERS WERE CLASSIFIED AS A MIXED LEADERSHIP TYPE CONCERNED WITH PROGRAM CONTENT AND GROUP PROCESSES. LOW SCORING TRAINERS HAD EXPERIENCE WITH ONLY CHILDREN, WHILE HIGH SCORING TRAINERS HAD VARIED GIRL SCOUT TEACHING AND PARTICIPATION IN TRAINING EVENTS, A COLLEGE DEGREE, AND CAREER EXPERIENCE. THOSE PARTICIPATING IN THE CONTINUOUS LEARNING PLAN SHOWED A GREATER CHANGE IN SCORE THAN THE CONTROL GROUP. AMONG CONCLUSIONS WERE THAT A LEARNING ORIENTED APPROACH TO GROUP LEADERSHIP IF FOUND TO BE THE CRITICAL PREREQUISITE OF THE VOLUNTEER LEADER OF ADULTS. (AN HISTORICAL CHAPTER ON GIRL SCOUT ADULT LEADERSHIP TRAINING FROM 1912 TO 1962 IS INCLUDED) THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE FROM UNIVERSITY MICROFILMS, ANN ARBOR, MICH. ORDER NO. 64-2139. MICROFILM $3.55. XEROGRAPHY $12.40. 275 PAGES. (AUTHOR/PT)
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley.
Identifiers: Girl Scouts of the USA