National Library of Australia

You must be logged in to Tag Records
An Evaluation of the Minneapolis Public Schools' Human Relations Recertification Program (Educ 521) [microform] / Lary Johnson
Bib ID 5294090
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Johnson, Lary
Online Versions
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1975 
44 p. 

About 3,000 educators have participated in Educ 521 human relations recertification programs sponsored by the Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS). In February 1975, the 755 participants who had processed their recertification forms were mailed a questionnaire to determine overall program effectiveness, differences among programs, and directions for future human relations education. Based on the post-program reactions given by 75 percent of the participants, it was the evaluator's opinion that, considering the conditions under which the program was operating, the 521 program was valuable. Not all participants became more competent in the areas specified by Educ 521; in fact, a substantial percentage indicated that the program was not helpful. However, two-thirds of the participants did say that the program helped them increase their understanding of various ethnic/cultural groups, biases, and power/powerlessness. Three-fourths said they improved their communication skills; about half said they learned skills that could be used in the school setting; and about half said they interacted differently in the school setting as a result of the 521 program. Recommendations were made to offer a variety of 521 programs that would meet the different needs of potential participants, define clearly the goals and activities of each program, offer voluntary in-depth human relations programs beyond the 521 program, emphasize real experiences in all programs, and explore some new approaches. (Author/RC)


Educational level discussed: Elementary Secondary Education.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Behavior Change.  |  Competency Based Teacher Education.  |  Elementary Secondary Education.  |  Human Relations Programs.  |  Interaction.  |  Program Effectiveness.  |  Program Evaluation.  |  Public Schools.  |  Questionnaires.  |  Student Teacher Relationship.  |  Teacher Attitudes.  |  Teacher Behavior.  |  Teacher Certification.  |  Human Relations Recertification Program Minneapolis Public Schools MN Minnesota (Minneapolis)
Form/genre Reports, Research.
Other authors/contributors Minneapolis Public Schools, Minn. Dept. of Research and Evaluation
Available From ERIC 


In the Library

Request this item to view in the Library's reading rooms using your library card. To learn more about how to request items watch this short online video Help Video.

Details Collect From
mc 2253 ED114428 Main Reading Room - Newspapers and Family History
This item may be online. Please search the ERIC website prior to requesting this microfiche item.

Order a copy

- Copyright or permission restrictions may apply. We will contact you if necessary.

Help Video To learn more about Copies Direct watch this short online video Help Video.
close Can I borrow items from the Library?

You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

You can view this on the NLA website.

close What can I get online?

You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

You can view this on the NLA website.

close Can I get copies of items from the Library?

You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

You can view this on the NLA website.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags
Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and other First Nations people are advised that this catalogue contains names, recordings and images of deceased people and other content that may be culturally sensitive. Please also be aware that you may see certain words or descriptions in this catalogue which reflect the author’s attitude or that of the period in which the item was created and may now be considered offensive.