ERIC Number: ED058992
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Monitoring and Evaluation of Summer Workshops for Teachers of Migrant Children.
In this study, 3 institutes (summer 1970) for training teachers of migrant children were evaluated. Whether the 3 institutes brought about positive attitude change in the participants was selected as the basis of the evaluation, which used a non-equivalent control group design. There were 3 measures of teacher attitude: an adaptation of a semantic differential, a 50-item Likert-type scale, and a test devised for this study consisting of a series of paragraphs on a given topic representing a continuum of viewpoints. Participants' experiences during the workshops were monitored through use of post-meeting reaction sheets. Findings from the pre- and post-measures of attitude revealed (1) a significant gain for participants on the attitude scale and the paragraph test using analysis of covariance on the data and (2) changes in attitudes on the semantic differential using a modified Wilcoxon matched-pairs signed-ranks test on the data. Although an insufficient number of complete sets of post-meeting reaction sheets was received, limiting the nature of the recommendations that could be made, the sheets indicated generally positive reactions to events of the institutes. Also, continuation of the basic format of the institutes was encouraged; this included considerable use of consultants, the experience of working with migrant children in a special summer school, and the use of discussions throughout the institutes. Other recommendations included specifying more precisely what dimensions of attitude change are to be achieved by the institutes and planning some experiences to achieve the changes. (Author/NQ)
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Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Geneseo. Coll. at Geneseo. Migrant Center.