ERIC Number: ED086657
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Nov-1
Reference Count: 0
County-Wide Direction to Family Life Education. Evaluation Report.
Stone, James C.; And Others
This study evaluated five Family Life Education Workshops designed to prepare elementary and secondary school teachers in Contra Costa County, California, to offer instruction in family life education, with an emphasis on healthy sexuality. The 30-hour workshops were offered in spring and summer 1968, winter and summer 1969, and fall 1970. Evaluation of the workshops was based on responses from 515 teachers and 1,110 students. The evaluation assumed that the workshops would effect changes in knowledge, skill, personality, and attitudes in teachers. Seven instruments were developed by the evaluation team, and seven were standardized tests. Multivariate analysis of variance revealed no significant changes in the three dependent variables: knowledge, attitude, and personality. The independent variables were workshop participants vs. nonworkshop participants, urban vs. rural and elementary vs. secondary school participants, and level of sex education of the students. Analysis revealed no significant differences between urban and rural teachers and no differences between elementary and secondary school teachers. However, trained teachers perceived changes in themselves, their schools, their colleagues, and their students, which were attributable to participation in the workshops. One group of students taught by workshop participants showed significant gains in knowledge of sex education. (Implications for further research are discussed.) (BRB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Contra Costa County Dept. of Education, Pleasant Hill, CA.