ERIC Number: ED200665
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Short Term Effects of Human Relations Training (HR-18): A Pre-Post Evaluation Study.
Hawkins, Joseph; And Others
A study was conducted to determine the effects on school employees in Rockville, Maryland, of a black experience and culture in-service training program. The study gathered data on school employees before and after enrollment in the course in order to measure gains in knowledge, attitudes, and behavior. Tables show program participants' change in several areas: (1) racial attitudes; (2) knowledge of black history and culture; (3) characterization of black students; (4) general behavior; and (5) classroom practices. The study revealed that the training program provided at least short term benefits for school employees, especially in the areas of knowledge of black history and culture, general behavior, and classroom practice. No significant increase was demonstrated in racial attitudes and characterization of black students. Appendices to the report include: (1) an analysis and sample of the survey instrument; (2) background characteristics of the program participants; (3) their reasons for enrolling in the course; and (4) statistical results. (Author/APM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland