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ERIC Number: ED085355
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jul
Pages: 85
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Phase II Assessment; Richmond Virginia Career Opportunities Program.
Bessent, Hattie; Cage, B. N.
The Career Opportunities Program (COP) in Richmond, Virginia, which trained teachers from disadvantaged areas to return to the classrooms in these areas, was assessed. Fifty COP aides and 50 control students were administered opinionnaires, semantic differentials, and How I See Myself Self Concept Scale, and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. Five children from each of the participants' classrooms were administered the I Feel--Me Feel Self Concept Scale (K-4) or the How I See Myself Self Concept Scale (Elementary or Secondary Form). Analysis of data revealed a) a higher score for COP aides on School and Physical Adequacy after 25 months in the program and a higher score on Competency after 33 months; b) a higher score on Interpersonal Adequacy by non-COP aides after 33 months in the program; c) more positive attitudes toward the teaching process by COP aides on 3 of the 12 semantic scales after 25 months in the program; d) no significant differences between the two groups on this scale after 33 months on the program; and e) a significant change in attitudes of COP aides toward principals, classroom organization, teacher planning sessions, and in-service training sessions. (Changes and recommendations for further research are made. The appendixes present the opinionnaires and semantic scales used to collect data.) (BRB)
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Sponsor: Richmond Public Schools, VA.
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