ERIC Number: ED210550
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Affective Work Competencies to Alternative High School Students: The Testing of an Instructional Strategy.
Brauchle, Paul E.; And Others
A study examined the feasibility of using slide-tape teaching strategies to enhance affective work competencies in economically disadvantaged students in grades 9-12 from the satellite school serving the Joplin R-VIII School District in Missouri. Twenty-nine alternative school students attending the satellite school received training designed to enhance their affective work competencies. This training, which was in the form of slide-tape affective work competencies modules (ACTWMs), provided information on five topics (ambition, self-control, organization, enthusiasm, and conscientiousness) as well as a summary and a review. After completing the training, these students were compared with students from traditional high schools (students who were not given ACTWMs) with respect to affective work competencies and general academic achievement. Because of the small sample size, a matched pairs posttest-only design was selected for the Abridged Affective Work Competencies Inventory and the Wide Range Achievement Tests), it was determined that the slide-tape method of teaching affective work competencies was not effective with these students. Therefore, recommendations were made calling for research to determine other methods with more potential for integration into other educational activities. (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Audiovisual Aids, Competence, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Strategies, Employment Potential, High School Students, Instructional Materials, Learning Modules, Magnetic Tapes, Nontraditional Education, Program Effectiveness, Slides, Teaching Methods, Work Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Missouri State Dept. of Social Services, Jefferson City.
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia. Dept. of Practical Arts and Vocational-Technical Education.
Identifiers: Joplin R VIII School District MO