ERIC Number: ED391878
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Sep
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An Evaluation of the Human Relations Workshops and Training Programs.
Advincula-Carpenter, Marietta M.
The human relations task force of Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) sponsors a workshop series to improve human relations/productivity at the college. A practicum study evaluated the workshops by using the postworkshop training evaluation forms completed by workshop participants from 1990 to 1994. Data from a literature review were also incorporated into the evaluation. Of the 202 past workshop participants surveyed, 145 (72%) believed that the workshops trained them to discuss and resolve differences with college objectives and 182 (90%) credited the workshops with helping them treat people with more understanding. Although most participants believed that the workshops increased their understanding of coworkers who are ethnically and culturally different from them, only 32%-46% stated that the workshops improved their understanding of coworkers with disabilities, and 22 (11%) stated that they still did not understand their disabled coworkers after having attended the workshops. It was recommended that the workshops be continued but that their curriculum be modified to include modules on dealing with disabled individuals and that future workshops be offered to part-time faculty and staff. (The bibliography contains 34 references. Appended are lists of task force members and recommendations and postworkshop training evaluation forms and responses to it.) (MN)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
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