ERIC Number: ED045895
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Nov
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Reactions from Alabama Public Health Workers on a Demonstration Continuing Education Project.
Dutton, Donnie; Hering, Frederick W.
This study surveyed the attitudes and participation patterns of Alabama public health workers involved during 1967-68 in statewide continuing education programs, combining telecasts with study manuals and group discussion; and analyzed their responses by age, sex, occupation, formal education, experience in public health, and the size of the public health departments employing them. Consideration was given to such criteria as participation in discussion sessions, use and evaluation of the manuals, relevance and usefulness of the telecasts, suitability of program topics, opinions on the value of the combined approach, and benefits perceived (improved knowledge and ability to serve) as a result of participation. Respondents showed very positive attitudes toward the total program; but they felt that the relationship of telecasts and study manuals to areas of work and responsibility needed improvement, and remarked that notes taken by the recorder were seldom referred to during discussion sessions. Moreover, the background variables all seemed relevant to certain aspects of participation and perceived program effectiveness. (LY)
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Authoring Institution: American Public Health Association, Birmingham, AL. Southern Branch.