ERIC Number: ED126139
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the Impact of the Film Series "One To Grow On" on Selected Teachers and Students. Final Report.
Shettel, Harris H.; And Others
A series of six 15-minute health films called "One To Grow On" was produced to be used by teachers in an inservice workshop setting. The films were conceived of as being a catalyst for discussions relating to teacher/student interactions with the goal being to stimulate all teachers, at whatever grade level or school setting, to be more humanistic in their relationships with students, and thus create a mentally healthier climate in their classrooms. The theoretical base of the films is the causal approach to understanding and dealing with student behavior, developed by Dr. Ralph Ojemann. The films could be characterized as being nondidactic, nonexhortative, and only at a low key level, as offering a model for teacher behavior. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the film series' impact on teachers and students. All participating schools provided a volunteer discussion leader and teachers. The study used a combination of hard data obtained from the administration of three tests to teachers and students in a pre-post/experimental-control paradigm, and soft data obtained from two interview schedules administered to teachers and postfilm discussion leaders. This final report contains background information, a description of the film/discussion program, a description of the study design, data collection instruments, and study sequence as well as conclusions and recommendations. (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.