ERIC Number: ED031619
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Individual as a Change Agent.
Peatling, John H.
Development of an evaluation instrument for the church sponsored Community Change Training Institute (CCTI) resulted in a pre-post test instrument involving measures of meaning, vocabulary, involvement in community action, and personality. Fisher's technique computed the pre-post scores of 108 persons in CCTI groups in Missouri, Ohio, and Hawaii. Data from Missouri and Ohio reveal several generalizations: a more homogeneous staff-participant group in Ohio than in Missouri; the Missouri Institute planned and participated in by Episcopalians, while Ohio Episcopalians only planned; and Ohio participants and staff sharing planning and execution of local change experiences more equally than in Missouri. The California Psychological Inventory revealed that both CCTI's had similar staffs, but Ohio participants differed from their staff; Missouri participants showed lower scores on sense of well being, responsibility, tolerance and intellectual efficiency. The CCTI was effective in changing self perception of abilities, sharpening specialized analytical vocabulary and increasing aspects of the Semantic Differential Concept. It was concluded that the CCTI approach works with a selected homogeneous group. (Appendixes include the project plan and evaluation instruments. They are available from Rev. John Peatling, Div. of Lay Ed. and Devel. 815 2nd Ave. N.Y., N.Y.) (pt)
Descriptors: Change Agents, Church Workers, Community Action, Community Change, Homogeneous Grouping, Individual Characteristics, Institutes (Training Programs), Measurement Instruments, Participation, Program Administration, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Psychological Testing, Semantic Differential, Statistical Data, Student Teacher Relationship
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Identifiers: California Psychological Inventory; Community Change Training Institute; Episcopal Church