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ERIC Number: ED165525
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Counseling Center, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742 ($1.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Cultural Study Center.