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ERIC Number: ED110844
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr-17
Pages: 31
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Evaluation of the Use of Group Dynamics Training in the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program.
Mortvedt, Marjory M.
The paper evaluates the use of group dynamics training for Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) aides in Ohio and assesses low income homemakers' adoption of group participation. The treatment group of aides was given week-long experimental group dynamics training which was coupled with nutrition and money management subject matter. A second group participated in two, day-long group dynamics training sessions, and a third group had no training in group dynamics except for a brief introduction. The aides studied were the total population of EFNEP aides in three Ohio Extension areas. Aides in the first two groups registered an increase in positive attitude toward group teaching over time. The second and third groups registered an increase in knowledge of group dynamics methods over time whereas the first group remained stationary. Regarding adoption of group methodology, the treatment group significantly attained the training objectives. The data indicate, however, that other factors besides training can influence aide adoption of group methodology. The data also show a substantial proportion of low income EFNEP homemakers desire some kind of group activity, especially rural women, metropolitan black women, and women with few years of schooling. (JR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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