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ERIC Number: ED088962
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jul
Pages: 31
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An Evaluation Of Family Life Education At David Thompson Secondary School.
Leslie, Susan
The Family Life Education program at David Thompson Secondary School is a one semester course dealing with human sexuality. Given to eleventh grade students the course is directed at helping students understand the emotional and social dimensions of their sexuality. Because the emphasis in the course was on feeling, not fact, this evaluation of the Family Life Education program examined attitude changes as an index of the course's success. Three instruments were used on a pre-test and post-test basis: a Premarital Attitude Scale, a Semantic Differential and a questionnaire. The results of the testing did not offer any conclusive evidence of the course's success. There were few significant changes in students' attitudes, as evidenced by scores on the Attitude Scale and the Semantic Differential. Pronounced differences which emerged in the pre-testing between the attitudes of male and female students persisted in the post-test. Several factors should be remembered in considering the implications of this evaluation for other programs of Family Life Education. First, the instruments used were crude: measurement of attitudes is open to question. Second, there was a drastic decrease from pre-test to post-test in the number of students responding. Finally, if its purpose is to assist students in dealing with the problems of their coming of age, then an evaluation such as this can only be a partial measure of its success. (Author/MLP)
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Authoring Institution: Vancouver Board of School Trustees (British Columbia). Dept. of Planning and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: Canada