ERIC Number: ED183713
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation Study of Mandatory Human Relations Training (HR-18): Summary of Post Hoc Survey Results.
Hawkins, Joseph A.; And Others
This study examined the results of a mandated in-service training program, HR-18, designed to provide information and experience for school employees to help them improve their abilities to interact with and understand minority individuals. Data were obtained from two employee groups. The participant group consisted of school employees enrolled in HR-18 over a four year period and a control group consisted of those who had not enrolled. Data gathered through a mail survey were analyzed to: (1) determine how enrollees and non-enrollees differ on the measures of black history, racial attitudes, student comparisons, and general behavior; (2) determine how they differ with regard to specific classroom behaviors; (3) elicit enrollees' reactions to the course and their motives for enrolling. The study found statistically significant differences between school employees who had participated in the course in only one area, knowledge of black history and culture. Those who did and did not enroll did not differ from each other on the measures of racial attitudes. The majority of black employees felt that the course should be manditory, while the majority of white employees felt the course should be voluntary. In general, black enrollees gave the highest evaluative ratings to the substantive and methodological aspects of HR-18. (Author/RLV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD. Dept. of Educational Accountability.