An Evaluation of a Race Relations Seminar
NAVAL TECHNICAL TRAINING COMMAND MILLINGTON TN RESEARCH BRANCH
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The report evaluates the effectiveness of a seminar approach to changing attitudes on race relations. The seminars were relatively open-ended dialogue between black and white servicemen. The seminars had 16 members and were run by two facilitators that had only local or minimal training. Attitude change was measured by the Woodmansee Multifactor Racial Attitude Inventory. A six group experimental design was used that provided for testing prior to the seminar, testing at the end of the one week seminar, and at a three month interval with appropriate control groups. Results indicated that the seminar changed racial attitudes significantly, in an equalitarian direction, at the one week and three month testing intervals.