ERIC Number: ED042188
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar-25
Reference Count: 0
The Sensitivity Training Movement: Professional Implications for Elementary and Secondary School Counseling and Teaching.
Koplitz, Eugene D.
The attempt in this paper was four fold: (1) present some historical facts regarding sensitivity training; (2) discuss concerns of some key professionals in the field; (3) describe some facets of sensitivity training programs; and (4) note implications of this movement for counseling and teaching in elementary and secondary schools. The laboratory movement has developed some power procedures for facilitating human change. To date some of the problems in the use of these techniques and processes have not been clearly specified and dealt with. The many issues and problems related to this movement should be analyzed and evaluated. Any positive results from a program of systematic evaluation could form the basis for firmly developed institutional and professionalized position for the implementation of the laboratory method. Until this is done, serious reservations must be held regarding the use of sensitivity group sessions with young children, adolescents, and adults. (Author/KJ)
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Authoring Institution: American Personnel and Guidance Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at the American Personnel and Guidance Association Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana, March 22-26, 1970