ERIC Number: ED108089
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar-31
Reference Count: 0
Recent Efforts in Planned Interventions for Affective Education.
Stilwell, William E.
The major purpose of this paper was to report on several innovations in the promotion of affective skill development in the school setting. Three studies were carried out in urban, parochial schools and were analyzed together. A rural school study was discussed separately. The major strategies instrumental in each of the four studies included: (1) feedback through test analysis, teacher attention, parental support; (2) social contact exercise, teacher attention, videofeedback; (3) existential group work, teacher attention; and (4) social contact exercise, process learning. Three analyses (analysis of variance, aptitude x treatment interaction, gain scores) were used to interpret the results of the four studies. A lower disruptive score or fewer negative teacher ratings were considered desirable directions of change in student behavior. Generally, for boys and girls, the comparisons of absolute gains showed that Group I and III strategies were about equally effective, but that Group II strategies lowered the selected scale scores. Suggestions for further research are discussed. (Author/PC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Washington, D. C., March 30-April 3, 1975)