ERIC Number: ED074214
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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The Effects of Using a Self-Instructional Module on Teacher Perceptions of Attitudes and Values of Disadvantaged Inner-City Black Youth.
Barnes, Evelyn M.
This study was designed to investigate: (1) the relationship between teacher perceptions of disadvantaged inner-city black youth, and various demographic variables, and (2) the effects of using a self-instructional module on teacher perceptions of the attitudes and values of these same disadvantaged youth. Results of an analysis of variance showed that preprofessional teacher perceptions were not related to the following demographic variables; (1) sex, (2) race, (3) socioeconomic background, (4) father's educational level, (5) size of childhood community, and (6) previous contact with black youth. However, use of the self-instructional module caused a statistically significant difference in preprofessional teacher perceptions of the attitudes and values of inner-city black youth. Because teacher perceptions became more accurate with use of the self-instructional module, which presented positive attitudes and values of inner-city youth, the module is valuable for teacher development in preservice or inservice training. Developed by the investigator, the module included attitudes and values selected by means of a literature search. Pretests and post-tests of 203 preprofessional teachers enrolled in a required education course for vocational educators were utilized in the sample. (Author/AG)
Descriptors: Autoinstructional Aids, Black Attitudes, Career Development, Demography, Disadvantaged Youth, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Needs, Inner City, Predictor Variables, Preservice Teacher Education, Resource Materials, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education, Vocational Education Teachers
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Ohio State Univ., Columbus