ERIC Number: ED089147
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Mar
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Evaluation of the Community School Relations Workshop. LASER, 1971-1972.
This study evaluates the Community-School Relations Workshops, a component of the Learning and Action through Social Education and Reading (LASER) program. The workshops are designed to help school-community representatives to work on problems of mutual concern. The study considers two questions: (1) Assuming the workshop is capable of bringing about positive change in the relationships among individual participants, to what degree can the responsibility for these changes be traced directly to the curriculum materials? (2) Do participants show any evidence of measurable change that appears to go beyond the changes in their relationships to one another? To determine effectiveness of curriculum, short questionnaires were used along with evaluative observation. The primary tool used in measuring changes in perceptions was a pre-program and post-program questionnaire which included a semantic differential section in which participants were asked to rate 10 concepts on 10 scales. Results indicate that there is little evidence of change in participants' perceptions of concepts fundamental to the program or among various groups involved with education. (Author/HMV)
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Authoring Institution: Center for Urban Education, New York, NY.