ERIC Number: ED253521
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr-20
Reference Count: 0
A Meta-Analysis of Human Relations Teacher Training Programs.
Robinson, Andrea W.; Hyman, Irwin A.
A report is given of a statistical analysis of the summary findings of 14 empirical studies on the effectiveness of human relations training programs for teachers. The study sought to determine the direction and size of the effect produced by training, and determine which programs were most effective. Program approaches included: (1) Social Literacy Training; (2) Reality Therapy; (3) Teacher Effectiveness Training; (4) Transactional Analysis; (5) Human Relations Training; (6) Behavior Modification; and (7) Conflict Mediation. A chart presents a summary of the findings identified in the studies, the training type, hours of training, and instruments used in the study. A discussion of the findings indicates that although some human relations training may produce negative effects, positive effects were evident in the majority of the programs analyzed. The meta-analysis suggests that the more effective human relations programs examined trained student teachers between 20 to 30 hours and used programs based on modifications of published programs. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the National Association of School Psychologists (Philadelphia, PA, April 20, 1984).