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Training in dealing with child abuse in schools : problems in evaluating course effectiveness

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posted on 29.10.2008, 09:58 authored by Jenny A. Darby
Teachers play an important part in identifying child maltreatment but find dealing with it difficult. This study examines the problems involved with evaluating a county wide training programme on this topic for senior teachers. The course was run 17 times and sixty per cent of the participants attending were sent an evaluation questionnaire three months after taking part. There was a 49% response rate. It was found the activities the participants undertook after the course were a greater reflection of the effort required than of the effectiveness of the course. It is argued this factor should be taken into account when conducting and interpreting any course evaluation.

History

School

  • Social Sciences

Department

  • Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies

Citation

DARBY, J.A., 2006. Training in dealing with child abuse in schools : problems in evaluating course effectiveness. Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, 11 (4), pp. 261-271 [DOI: 10.1080/13632750601022188]

Publisher

© Routledge

Publication date

2006

Notes

This journal article was published in the journal, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties [© Routledge] and the definitive version is available at: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/13632752.asp

ISSN

1741-2692;1363-2752

Language

en