Identification and Validation of Touring Competencies for Volunteer Docents in Art Museums Page: 5
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7. There was also no evidence to indicate a systematic relation-
ship between the academic training or the amount of teaching experience
accrued by volunteer docents and ratings on the statements.
In conclusion, many of the needs represented by the highest ranking
competencies in each category are seldom addressed in the traditional
volunteer docent training program. This study showed that abilities
to help the child feel comfortable in the museum and combinations of
abilities to help the docent make judgments regarding the presentation
of the material require attention and, at the very least, special
training. It is recommended that training personnel in art museums
identify the needs of volunteer trainees and design training programs
less on traditional guidelines and more on the specific needs
appropriate to the task.
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Bleick, Charles F. Identification and Validation of Touring Competencies for Volunteer Docents in Art Museums, dissertation, August 1979; Denton, Texas. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc332350/m1/5/: accessed March 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; .