ERIC Number: ED238883
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Influencing Teacher Attitudes and Knowledge about Child Maltreatment.
Ayers, Jerry B.; Richey, David Dean
Child maltreatment, including physical, emotional, and sexual abuse as well as chronic neglect, is a growing problem in society and one that educators must understand and be prepared to address. In 1981, Tennessee Technological University was selected by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education to be one of 13 institutions across the nation to pilot-test a model curriculum on child abuse and neglect. The university's participation in this project, through its College of Education, involved the offering of a workshop during 1982. The overriding purpose of the workshop was to instruct inservice and preservice educators about preventing, identifying, reporting, and responding to child maltreatment of which they become aware in the course of their school responsibilities. The participants in the workshop consisted of 8 inservice teachers (graduate students) and 32 preservice teachers (undergraduates). Results from the workshop evaluation showed that participants' views had changed significantly in a favorable manner and that they had increased their knowledge of child maltreatment. The workshop session topics, along with a summary of the primary objectives and activities by session, are included. (JMK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Parts of this paper were presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (36th, San Antonio, TX, February 1-4, 1984).