ERIC Number: ED212680
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
A Process and Outcome Evaluation of an Affective In-Service Training Program for Junior High School Teachers: Second Year Results.
Moskowitz, Joel M.; And Others
Teachers were trained in either or both of two versions of Effective Classroom Management--Junior High (ECM). In the second year of the study, teachers were taught techniques in discipline, communication, and self-esteem enhancement. The goals of the in-service training were to make teachers more responsive to students' affective and cognitive needs. The short-term goals of implementation were to foster positive student attitudes, behaviors and norms regarding self, peers, and school. These changes were expected eventually to lead to reduced acceptance and use of psychoactive substances. The present report evaluates the second year of ECM. The research design employed a nonequivalent control group with a pretest at the beginning of the first year of the study and a posttest at the end of the second year. The treatment group consisted of 8th and 9th grade students and teachers from a junior high school. Most of the teachers in this school participated in at least one year of ECM training. The control group consisted of 8th and 9th grade students and their teachers in another junior high school in the same school district. The predicted positive effect on satisfaction with teaching was significant for all participants, but not all experimental teachers. ECM did not appear to affect student outcomes. (Author/GK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Drug Abuse (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Pacific Inst. for Research and Evaluation, Napa, CA.