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ERIC Number: ED263658
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Facilitator Training for Developing Principals' Support Groups.
LaPlant, James C.
Of the 233 facilitators trained between August 1979 and January 1985 to introduce the /I/D/E/A/ Principals' Program to principals in their local areas, 206 completed a training program evaluation form. From this form the facilitator trainers obtained data concerning factors affecting the effectiveness of facilitator training programs. Ratings were computed for each of the elements of the training program as a whole, and the trainees' comments were examined individually in the context of the characteristics of the specific training sessions in which they participated. Differences between responses to the highest and lowest rated sessions indicated the value of establishing a climate of mutual trust and support, clarifying the overall nature of the program, and challenging participants to grow. The findings in general supported several conclusions about trainees' needs for preparation for training, understanding of program concepts, and clarification of the nature of the facilitator role. Trainers should be aware of trainees' adult learner characteristics, the style and climate of training sessions, the linkage between training events and objectives, the value of program evaluation, and the importance of adequate time and pacing. (PGD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A