ERIC Number: ED329888
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
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Integrating a Stress Management and Prevention Component in Teacher Preparation.
Oliver, Ronald; And Others
This study reports the efforts made at a midwestern university toward integrating a stress management and prevention element into the teacher preparation program. The program was planned to consist of 4 sessions, which varied in length from 60 to 90 minutes each over a 4-week period. Twenty-eight students volunteered for the training program, and were randomly assigned to experimental and control groups. The stress management and prevention program was found to have a number of positively related elements: (1) it was relatively brief and not perceived by the participants as being intrusive or overburdening on their already full schedules, and yet was able to present a variety of usable alternative coping skills; (2) the program employed one faculty member and four doctoral students as trainers, keeping faculty time to a minimum and affording the four doctoral students a supervised practicum experience in a highly relevant area; (3) the inter-divisional nature of the undertaking seemed to foster mutual cooperation which may lead to better resource integration in the future; (4) the relatively high frequency of the reported use of the coping skills suggests that a considerable transfer of learning occurred with the participants; and; (5) the program was perceived as having both sufficient depth and smoothness to be evaluated positively by the participants. (LLL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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