ERIC Number: ED028389
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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The Influence of Human Relations Laboratory Training upon the Perceived Behavioral Changes on Secondary School Seminar Instructors.
Krafft, Larry John
A study was made to determine if the laboratory training method can help teachers be more effective small group seminar leaders, and be more effective in their interaction with fellow educators. Two seminar instructors were selected from each of 17 secondary schools for the laboratory training; and a similar control group was selected for no treatment. Six months following the ten day training session, all participants, and a randomly selected team of departmental co-workers and principals, were interviewed; they reported on factors of stability and change. Students in the participants' seminars responded to the Perceived Small Group Seminar Atmosphere instrument. Participants were found to express feelings and information better; to be more understanding and accepting of suggestions, easier to get along with, willing to experiment; to have more flexible behavior and greater insight into themselves and their roles, and to be more self confident and poised in leading discussions. Students led by laboratory trained participants expressed increased satisfaction. It was concluded that the perceived behavioral changes of the laboratory trained participants improved instruction in seminar classes and made an impact on co-workers, teachers, and principals. (author/pt)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Doctoral Dissertations, Individual Development, Interaction, Laboratory Training, Leadership, Measurement Instruments, Research, Secondary Schools, Seminars, Small Group Instruction, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Improvement
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Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing.
Note: Ph. D. Thesis.