ERIC Number: ED026588
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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Using Sensitivity Training and the Laboratory Method; An Organizational Case Study in the Development of Human Resources.
Batchelder, Richard L.; Hardy, James M.
The present work is both an operational guidebook which translates research findings into specific working guidelines for using sensitivity training and the laboratory method, and an evaluative research report on the experience of the Young Mens Christian Association in developing human resources among both adults and youth. Internal evaluations are taken, not only from participants and their supervisors, but also from persons who expressed opposition to the whole sensitivity training approach. Internal evidence, evaluated in the context of pertinent research findings from the social and behavioral sciences, is interpreted as tending to affirm the effectiveness of sensitivity training and the laboratory method in developing knowledge of oneself, others, and groups and organizations. Appropriate learning goals, sample profiles of training laboratories, and suggested steps in program design are presented. Criteria for the responsible use of this type of training include adequate access to information; screening of participants and trainers; adherence to high standards and recognized operating procedures; and proper provision for evaluation and for back-home application of new learning. Also included are a glossary, index, references, and tables. (ly)
Descriptors: Adults, Behavior Change, Case Studies, Educational Objectives, Evaluation, Guidelines, Individual Development, Laboratory Training, Parent Attitudes, Participant Satisfaction, Professional Personnel, Research, Sensitivity Training, Statistical Data, Teacher Responsibility, Trainers, Youth
Association Press, 291 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10017 ($3.95)
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Board of Young Men's Christian Associations, New York, NY.
Identifiers: Young Mens Christian Association