ERIC Number: ED171942
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
OICs [Opportunities Industrialization Centers] of America Final Report on the Vocational Education Research Project: Formative and Summative.
Opportunities Industrialization Centers of America, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.; Gibboney (Richard A.) Associates, Inc., Kensington, MD.
As a result of the concern for minority and disadvantaged students' ability to relate the values and culture promulgated in schools to their own culture, a training program conducted in three school districts attempted to improve the attitudes and behaviors of teachers and counselors toward these students. A research study was conducted to (1) determine the impact of Opportunities Industrial Centers of America's treatment on the attitudes of teachers and counselors; (2) understand what type of attitudes a treatment of this type can effect; and (3) determine what underlying predisposition towards attitude change in teachers and counselors may affect the nature and magnitude of attitude change. Three instruments were used to pretest each group and posttest the group's attitude change. Findings indicate that the treatment program did produce the expected attitude changes in teachers and counselors. Three types of changes identified were in terms of content presented, the change orientation dimension, and concept values. The groups were not found to be different in respect to predisposition to change. (Teacher and counselor modules, a training session example, and survey instruments are appended.) (LRA)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Attitude Measures, Change Strategies, Counselor Attitudes, Counselors, Disadvantaged, Disadvantaged Youth, Industrial Arts Teachers, Industrial Education, Inservice Education, Learning Modules, Minority Groups, Reports, Research Projects, Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Behavior, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Opportunities Industrialization Centers of America, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.; Gibboney (Richard A.) Associates, Inc., Kensington, MD.
Note: Some pages in this document will not reproduce well due to broken type