ERIC Number: ED032652
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jul-31
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of Human Relation Training on Diagnosing Skills and Planning for Change. A Technical Report.
Lansky, Leonard; And Others
During the summer of 1965, an experimental group of 12 school administrators participated in sensitivity training sessions to measure the influence of the sessions on situations involving administrative change. The study tested: (1) Behavior of administrators in meetings in their school system; (2) behavior toward subordinates; (3) skill in diagnosing problems; (4) ability to see alternative strategies in diagnosing problems; and (5) influence on nonparticipants in their school systems. Measurement instruments compared this experimental group with a control group in discussion of issues in school, sensitivity to problems in staff and administrative meetings, interaction with subordinates, and organizing of subordinates. The study concluded that a one-shot laboratory training experience, conducted outside the context of the participants' organizational system, is not a very effective tool for initiating and maintaining significant behavior change in the back-home situation. (LN)
Descriptors: Administrative Change, Administrative Problems, Administrators, Control Groups, Decision Making, Experimental Groups, Group Dynamics, Human Relations, Hypothesis Testing, Laboratory Training, Leadership Styles, Measurement Instruments, Principals, Problem Solving, Role Perception, School Administration, School Districts, Sensitivity Training
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Center for Advanced Study of Educational Administration.