ERIC Number: ED030926
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar-31
Reference Count: 0
The Release of Human Potential Through Human Encounter.
McHolland, James D.
Efforts to humanize the educational system at Kendall College are described. It is first assumed that the competetive nature of the American educational system must produce some failures, and that these failures adversely affect the self-concept of some persons, and in turn limit those persons' adult creativity. Human Potential Seminars were initiated in 1967, composed of 10 to 15 persons, with goals of: (1) self-affirmation, (2) self-determination, (3) self-motivation, and (4) creation of emphathetic persons. Persons who have attained the above goals are said to have a positive self-concept; the attainment of the latter is assumed as a legitimate educational goal. Phases in the Seminar include unfolding experiences and learning to listen to others, acknowledging achievements and satisfaction experiences, immediate goal-setting, strength acknowledging, identifying personal values, discovering areas of potential, and establishing long-range goals. Results of a questionnaire indicate that the Seminar experience continues to be an effective force for those who were involved after a year's interval. New efforts are being made to spread positive, humanizing methods throughout the college. (AE)
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Authoring Institution: American Coll. Personnel Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper was presented at the American College Personnel Association Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 31, 1969.