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ERIC Number: ED113047
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 57
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Toy Lending Library Training Model.
Poe, Lillian F.; Taglauer, Alice
This study was generated to design, implement, and evaluate a model to train Junior Service League volunteers to operate a toy lending library for use with young children in local day care centers. Each volunteer attended six 3-hour training sessions organized on a performance-based format and taught by the authors. Pre- and posttesting was done on the volunteers' skill in introducing educational toys and the volunteers attitudes toward day care centers. The instruments used were Glen Nimnicht's Pre-Post Episode Instrument and the Semantic Differential on Attitude toward Child Care Centers, developed by one of the authors. The findings indicated that there was no significant pre-post difference on the Nimnicht instrument. The results of the semantic differential analysis showed only slight changes in 11 of the 18 concepts, negative changes in 5 of the concepts, and positive changes in only 2 concepts. Although the statistical data showed little significance, community reception and interest indicated that the study was valuable. (Author/JMB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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