ERIC Number: ED359276
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
The Effects of Conflict Resolution and Cooperative Learning Interventions upon Adolescent Vocational Readiness.
A study examined the effects of educational interventions of conflict resolution and cooperative learning on adolescent vocational readiness at three inner-city alternative public high schools in New York City. The study used a combination of correlation design and pre-post design. Associations among study variables were explored using pretest data, and effects of training were estimated using a pre-post design and multiple regression analysis. There were 558 pretest participants, although only 85 of those students were posttested due to high turnover and absenteeism. Of those completing the pretest, 90 percent were either Hispanic American or Afro-American. The results of the study provide general support to the hypotheses that cooperative learning and conflict resolution would positively affect vocational readiness. Among the specific findings are the following: (1) pretest results demonstrated a sparse knowledge of the world of work; (2) males reported greater work-related information than did females; (3) posttest results indicate an increase in the amount of work-related information, an increase in work-related knowledge, and a decrease in scores pertaining to work values. Included are three appendixes containing descriptions of student vocational experience, instrumentation information, and other study results. Included are 63 tables, 1 graph, and 40 references. (JB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Black Students, Conflict Resolution, Cooperative Learning, High School Students, High Schools, Hispanic Americans, Interpersonal Competence, Minority Group Children, Nontraditional Education, Program Effectiveness, Readiness, Sensitivity Training, Sex Differences, Urban Schools, Vocational Maturity
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York City Board of Education, Bronx, NY.; Grant (W.T.) Foundation, New York, NY.; National Center for Research in Vocational Education, Berkeley, CA.
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Teachers Coll. International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution.