ERIC Number: ED039193
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Impact of Change in Attitudes Under Three Variations of Sensitivity Training. Final Report.
Colonie Central School District 1, Albany, NY.
This pilot study was designed to help teachers become more aware of their own behavior and its effect on the emotions and attitudes of their students. An inservice program was offered to 22 teachers, affecting approximately 540 children in eight elementary schools in Albany, New York. It was hypothesized that the impact of human relations training techniques--sensitivity training, feedback of classroom interactions, a combination of these two, and a series of lectures on new media to enhance student motivation--should show a trend toward a positive effect on pupil anxiety, peer relationships, self-concept, and attitudes toward school, as measured by pre- and posttests of anxiety and compulsivity, and observations of classroom operations. No significant changes or trends were noted. However, teacher assessments of the results of their experiences indicated some attempts to move in positive directions as defined by the study. Further research in this field is suggested, with more time spent on training and special attention given to the selection of measurement instruments. (Author/RT)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Research.
Authoring Institution: Colonie Central School District 1, Albany, NY.