ERIC Number: ED221605
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of an Affective Education Program for Teachers: Cumulative Effects on a Cohort of Junior High Students.
Malvin, Janet H.; And Others
In the experimental school, students were exposed over 3 years to teachers trained in Effective Classroom Management (ECM), a program designed to enhance teachers' skills in dealing with the affective needs of students. Students were expected to benefit from this exposure by adopting more positive attitudes, behaviors and norms with regard to themselves, peers, teachers, and school. Ninth graders in the experimental school were compared with ninth graders in a control school; both groups were pretested during the first year of this study and posttested at the end of the third year. For boys, although there was a pattern of negative treatment effects, these were probably artifacts of the research design. For girls, there was no evidence of treatment effects. Analyses within the experimental school revealed a pattern of effects favoring students having the fewest classes with ECM trained teachers. The results indicated that students failed to adopt more constructive attitudes or behaviors as a result of this exposure. It is unlikely that ECM training will equip teachers to countervail the attitudes and behaviors that predispose students to abuse substances. (Author/PN)
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.