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ERIC Number: ED016487
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 119
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Reference Count: 0
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GROUP GUIDANCE IN JUNIOR COLLEGE--A FRAME OF REFERENCE.
WITHERSPOON, FREDDA D.
THIS GROUP GUIDANCE PROGRAM IS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE (1) A CHANCE FOR SELF-ASSESSMENT OF PERSONAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES, (2) IMPROVEMENT OF ATTITUDES IN HUMAN RELATIONS, (3) IMPROVEMENT OF STUDY HABITS AND TECHNIQUES, AND (4) REALISTIC ASSESSMENT OF VOCATIONAL ABILITIES. GROUP GUIDANCE IS INTENDED TO SUPPLEMENT, NOT SUPPLANT, INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING. THIS MONOGRAPH SUGGESTS CERTAIN ORGANIZED GROUP EXPERIENCES, PARTICULARLY FOR USE WITH UNDER-OR NONACHIEVERS, WHENEVER ENOUGH STUDENTS HAVE A COMMON PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED. THE COUNSELOR MUST UNDERSTNAD THE DYNAMICS OF GROUP BEHAVIOR, MUST BE A SKILLFUL DISCUSSION LEADER, MUST BE ALERT TO BOTH THE INDIVIDUAL'S AND THE GROUP'S REACTIONS, AND MAY CHOOSE TO BE DIRECTIVE OR NON-DIRECTIVE. SOME TECHNIQUES FOR CONDUCTING THE SESSIONS ARE (1) DISCUSSION, (2) SOCIOMETRIC (ROLE-PLAYING), (3) CASE CONFERENCE, AND (4) SELF-APPRAISAL. EACH TECHNIQUE IS EXPLAINED, WITH EXAMPLES OF ITS USE. WAYS OF EVALUATING THE SUCCESS OF THE GUIDANCE SESSIONS ARE (1) CONTINUOUS APPRAISAL (IN BOTH GROUP AND INDIVIDUAL SITUATIONS), (2) TERMINAL REIVEW (AT THE END OF A SEMESTER OR YEAR), AND (3) A CONTROLLED STUDY (OF THOSE WITH AND WITHOUT GROUP GUIDANCE OR UNDER VARIOUS PROCEDURES). ALL METHODS OF EVALUATION MAKE USE OF A SIMPLE QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANALYZE THE REACTIONS OF THE GROUP MEMBERS TO THE VARIOUS ACTIVITIES. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: Saint Louis Community Coll. at Forest Park, MO.
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