ERIC Number: ED045896
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Nov
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Assessment of Workshops on Principles of Public Health Law and Legal Tools for Effective Health Administration.
Dutton, Donnie; Hering, Frederick W.
This study evaluated public health workshops held at Orlando, Florida (September 25-26, 1969), and Baltimore (October 12-15, 1969), by means of responses from 115 physicians, social workers, administrators, attorneys, and other participants having legal and regulatory responsibilities in the public health field. The 20 point Kropp-Verner Evaluation Scale was used, together with a questionnaire covering the effectiveness of each speaker and topics, teaching techniques and activities, and satisfaction with physical arrangements. Also sought were comments on the value of the courses and recommendations for improvement. All speakers but two received at least an average effectiveness rating. When scores for both workshops were combined, no pair of speakers received less than 3.21 on a scale of five. (One speaker received extremely high ratings of 4.89 and 4.83 at the two workshops.) None of the 13 workshop topics received a combined rating of less than 3.09 (average or above), and two topics were rated 4.21 or better. Panel presentations, mock hearings, mock trials, and discussion groups received above average overall ratings. However, evaluation activities and group reporting drew slightly below average ratings. Facilities and instructional materials were generally rated highly. (LY)
Descriptors: Facilities, Instructional Materials, Legal Education, Participant Characteristics, Participant Satisfaction, Professional Continuing Education, Program Administration, Program Content, Public Health, Questionnaires, Rating Scales, Regional Programs, Teachers, Teaching Methods, Workshops
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Authoring Institution: American Public Health Association, Birmingham, AL. Southern Branch.