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ERIC Number: ED083173
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Dec-28
Pages: 38
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Contrived Role Playing and Attitude Change.
Schwartz, Henrietta S.
This study asked whether structured role playing and attendant experiences in extracurricular play productions were predictably associated with attitude changes in high school students. The major hypothesis was that students who participated in plays would become more open-minded and flexible and would show greater change toward more positive attitudes about self, others, teachers, achievement, and cultural relativism than students in debate activities or nonparticipants. Quantitative data analyses supported the hypothesis at the .05 level. Qualitative data revealed which task experiences contributed most to positive change. The study suggests system changes and reallocation of resources if schools are to promote positive values. (Author)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 1973