ERIC Number: ED422206
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Teachers' Impressions of YESS!/Mini-Society Before and After Program Implementation: An Action Research Report.
Laney, James D.; Wimsatt, T. Joy; Moseley, Patricia A.
This paper focuses on nine inservice elementary teachers who received training in the Youth Empowerment and Self-Sufficiency (YESS)!/Mini-Society program at the beginning of the 1996-97 school year. The purpose of the project was to explore these teachers' impressions of the program before and after program implementation. All subjects participated in a 2-day workshop to introduce the program. Each teacher completed a written questionnaire about his/her impressions of the program immediately after the workshop and again after 30 sessions of program implementation. Overall, teachers' impressions of YESS!/Mini-Society were very positive before and after program implementation. Teacher's fears/concerns centered around the complexity/sophistication of the program, the comprehensiveness of the program, and time allotments in the classroom. Recommendations are made for further training and implementation programs. Eleven tables present the findings for the questions on the survey. (EH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, March 24-28, 1997).