ERIC Number: ED033268
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Concentrated Employment Program - New Careers Motivation Project, June 24 - August 31, 1968.
Easley, Edgar M.
Under the direction of the Department of Adult Basic Education of the U.C.L.A. Extension Division, an eight-week New Careers Motivational Training Program for county employees was held at four sites in the Los Angeles area. It included team teaching, pre- and post-testing with the Wide Range Achievement Test (WRAT) and the FIRO-B, individual counseling, inservice training for teachers, and evaluation. An evaluation made by LRA Learning Research Associates of Los Altos, California found the program successful. Despite adverse effects of the riots in the Watts section of Los Angeles, attendance averaged a little under 75%. Results from the WRAT indicated an increase of 1.7 in grade level. Little attitude change was observable from the FIRO-B but significant data were the interviews with selected trainees. It appeared that the team teaching concept was valid but needed acceptance from students and members of the team. A wide range of materials were used but specific materials did not seem critical to success. Trainees were well motivated at the start but the "rumor mill" had a bad effect. The curriculum was oriented to life situations and counseling was generally effective. It was recommended that the program be continued through U.C.L.A. Extension. (eb)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Univ. Extension.
Identifiers: Firo B Scale; Learning Research Associates; New Careers Programs; University of California Los Angeles; Wide Range Achievement Test