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ERIC Number: ED039557
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 11
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The Roles of SPW in Reconstruction of Humane Society.
Williamson, E. G.
We have indeed achieved considerable "good" for many youth; but of course as with every other social reconstruction effort, more remains to be achieved. While it is a small minority, efforts must be made to reduce even the small percentage of serious deviates who may well emerge as adults in serious need of complex therapy. Each member of the new generation deserves and needs to experience an adult's efforts to help him cultivate self respect and aspiration to live the "good life." These tasks are complimentary to the formal curriculum, but not extra to the main task of education. Some of the needed innovations in Student Personnel Work (SPW) include: (1) T-group or laboratory training for SPW staff, student leaders, and faculty; (2) fresh, new teaching learning methods; and (3) better teacher-student relationships. We need to induce each student to strive for individualized values within mass society as the modern form of the "good life." New services need to be organized, including: (1) research; (2) teaching the errors of present thinking; and (3) the place of authority in society. A total of 13 new services or concepts are explained. The strategy of SPW should be: (1) to aid those who need our "services;" and (2) to turn our innovative capacities to providing the type of education as striving for humane maturity. (SJ)
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Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis.
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