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ERIC Number: ED183744
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A Comparison of Nine Strategies for Disseminating a Counseling Program for Re-entry Women. Special Interest Paper No. 18.
Chitayat, Deanna; And Others
A study examined nine strategies for disseminating "The New Occupational Student: Mature Adult Woman," a counseling program for re-entry women at thirty-nine two-year colleges in New York State. The major purpose was to determine whether there was a particular service or combination of services that was most conducive to the implementation of the program. Pre- and post-treatment surveys were employed to evaluate the impact of various interventions which offered pretested materials and nine combinations of facilitator services. Results indicated that two treatments--(1) Pre-program planning and followup planning and (2) Motivation Advance Process staff training and program planning--were the most effective in disseminating the program. Additional conclusions and recommendations are these: (1) two or more days of facilitator services significantly enhance the probability of successful dissemination; (2) a facilitator may not be necessary for staff training if adequate auto-tutorial materials are made available; however, (3) a facilitator is necessary to assit school personnel in planning innovation; and (4) facilitator services seem to be more effective when an administrator with decision making responsibility is present. A significant improvement over the level of pre-treatment services for the target group was noted, as nineteen colleges were planning to implement a program for counseling reentry women, and sixteen were planning to adopt the program. (MEK)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept. Albany, Grants Administration Unit.
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office of Occupational and Continuing Education.; City Univ. of New York, NY. Inst. for Research and Development in Occupational Education.