ERIC Number: ED165525
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
An Evaluation of Three Methods of Racism-Sexism Training in a University Student Orientation Program. Research Report No. 1-75.
Troy, Warwick G.; And Others
Three types of workshops dealing with racism and sexism were conducted for 1900 incoming university freshmen as part of their orientation program. The methods were a structured discussion model developed by Sedlacek and Brooks (1976), a Starpower simulation workshop, and a movie discussion group. Students were randomly assigned to one of the three workshops and their responses to a post-workshop questionnaire were compared, using analysis of variance and Scheffe post hoc tests. The conclusion as to which workshop was best depended on the criterion employed: if the criterion is how good students feel about the experience, Starpower appears best and the Model the worst; if the criterion is planning to do something about racism or sexism, the Movie workshop appears best; if it is asked which workshop resulted in the most knowledge gained, the Model workshop is best. Findings highlight a classic problem in program evaluation: the tendency to view attitudes toward the experience as the criterion. Additional implications are discussed, and attitude test items, response data, and references are included. (Author/SW)
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Comparative Analysis, Discussion, Evaluation Criteria, Films, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Models, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Racism, Research Projects, School Orientation, Sex Discrimination, Sex Stereotypes, Simulation, State Universities, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Workshops
Counseling Center, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742 ($1.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Cultural Study Center.