ERIC Number: ED126138
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the Impact of the Film Series "One To Grow on" on Selected Teachers and Students. Executive Digest.
Shettel, Harris H.; And Others
This digest presents the summary and conclusions reached in an impact study of a film series, "One To Grow On." The purpose of the series was to serve as a catalyst, in an inservice teacher workshop setting, for discussions relating to teacher/student interactions with the goal being to stimulate teachers to be more humanistic in their relationships with students. Data was obtained from the administration of three tests to teachers and students in a pre-post/experimental-control paradigm and from two interview schedules administered to teachers and discussion leaders. The film program had an impact on the teacher in terms of his behavior in the discussion and his immediate reaction to the films to some extent for most teachers. As to the extent to which teacher attitudes changed in a more humanistic direction, only 25 percent of the teachers showed any appreciable post- over-pretest gain in attitude test scores. Most teachers showed no change; 18 percent showed a lower score. Very few positive shifts occurred in the students' attitude toward the teacher. Very little evidence was found that students were influenced in any positive way by the exposure their teachers had to the film series. The authors feel that the series represents a potentially useful departure from much of the more traditional teacher training materials and should be supported. It is recommended that the series be made easily available to all school systems. (RC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD. Div. of Mental Health Services Program.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Washington, DC.