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ERIC Number: ED554502
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 267
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3032-2037-1
A Survey of Alcohol Law Instructors' and Students' Perceptions on Social Learning and Training Methods
Altamirano, Jesus Manuel
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Grand Canyon University
Alcoholic beverages in the State of Arizona are regulated by the Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses and Control (ADLLC). Education programs in the alcohol industry must align with the needs of students working in the industry and with the criteria set forth by the ADLLC. Prior research has concentrated on irresponsible alcohol consumption costing millions of dollars of expenditures in police, fire, and hospital services. This study examined the perceptions of alcohol law instructors and adult students related to alcohol law instruction in Arizona and if it effectively meets the program standards set forth by the ADLLC and to what extent standards of best practices and adult learning theory are incorporated into the curriculum for effective student learning outcomes. Results were considered in respect to Bandura's (2003) social learning theory, Szirony and Boden's (2009) "WHAT" model, and Kolb's experiential learning (1984). Online surveys were used to collect data from the population of two groups; 12 Arizona approved alcohol law instructors and 142 adult students ages 19 years or older, of various genders and ethnicities. Analyses of variance were used to assess the five research questions. Students and instructors generally agreed that lecture, PowerPoint, video, and student/instructor interaction was effective in transferring knowledge to adult students. The findings of this study may result in developing curriculum that assists the workforce in the alcohol industry to be self-directed, comprehend specifically why and what actions to take by instituting a curriculum containing adult learning theory for enhanced transference of knowledge, and retention of information to reduce civil liability and alcohol law violations at liquor licensed establishments. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Arizona