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ERIC Number: ED129680
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jun-7
Reference Count: N/A
Human Relations Training and Teachers' Attitudes. Prepublication Draft.
Blackburn, Guy J.
This study examined the effects of Minnesota's mandatory human relations training program on the attitudes of teachers. An anonymous and complex questionnaire was mailed to a random sample of Minnesota's educators. Social and racial attitudes of teachers who had been trained under the mandatory program were compared with those of untrained teachers. Attitudes toward contemporary classroom practices were also measured. Analysis of variance was used to determine the effects of sex, teaching level, and years of teaching experience on teachers' attitudes. Measures were taken to examine three areas of attitudes: (1) identifying and dealing with discrimination, (2) creating positive learning environments, and (3) respecting human diversity. These instruments were designed to measure the major components of Minnesota's Human Relations Program. The results revealed that the training seemed to have had no effect on teachers' attitudes in the latter two areas. Human relations training did, however, seem to help teachers "identify and deal with discrimination." Female teachers scored higher on all three measures than males. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota