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ERIC Number: ED001073
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962-Nov
Pages: 9
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ROLE-PLAYING WITH LOW-INCOME PEOPLE.
GOLDFARB, JEAN; RIESSMAN, FRANK
ROLE-PLAYING, THE FLEXIBLE ACTING OUT OF VARIOUS TYPES OF PROBLEMS IN A PERMISSIVE GROUP ATMOSPHERE, WAS AIMED AT DEVELOPING A FULL, INNER FEELING ABOUT A SITUATION FROM ACTING OUT HOW OTHER PEOPLE ACTUALLY FELT IN THE SITUATION. ROLE-PLAYING WAS ESPECIALLY USEFUL FOR LOW-INCOME GROUPS BECAUSE THEY EXPRESS THEMSELVES MORE READILY WHEN REACTING TO THINGS THEY CAN SEE AND DO. ALSO THE PATTERN OF LOW-INCOME PEOPLE WORKING TOGETHER AND RESPONDING TO ONE ANOTHER WAS FAVORED BY ROLE-PLAYING. ROLE-PLAYING PROMOTED GROUP FEELING AND UNDERSTANDING THROUGH ITS INFORMALITY AND EASY PACE. SOME OF THE PROBLEMS OF LOW-INCOME PEOPLE THAT COULD BE ROLE-PLAYED WERE COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS, FAMILY PROBLEMS, GANG AND YOUTH PROBLEMS, AND AUTHORITY PROBLEMS. ROLE-PLAYING COULD ALSO BE USED BY THE SOCIAL WORKERS THEMSELVES. ROLE-PLAYING ACCOMPLISHED A NUMBER OF THINGS INCLUDING CHANGING ATTITUDES, MAKING PEOPLE AWARE OF THE FEELINGS OF OTHERS, AND ALLOWING A FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION. THE LEARNING THAT TOOK PLACE IN ROLE-PLAYING WAS INCIDENTAL LEARNING, KINESTHETIC, AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING, AND HELPED INCREASE AN INDIVIDUAL'S AWARENESS OF HIS POTENTIALS AND POSSIBILITIES. SOME OF THE TECHNIQUES USED IN ROLE-PLAYING WERE REVERSAL, SOLILOQUY, PROJECTION, AND NONVERBAL EXPRESSION. A TWO-STAGE SESSION WAS OUTLINED, AND A BIBLIOGRAPHY WAS INCLUDED.
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Authoring Institution: Mobilization for Youth, Inc., New York, NY.
Identifiers: NEW YORK; New York (New York)