ERIC Number: ED051113
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Human Interaction: A Behavioral Objectives Curriculum in Human Relations.
Ivey, Allen E.; And Others
The University of Massachusetts School of Education has developed a curriculum in human relations--Human Interaction--written from a behavioral frame of reference, whose primary objective is the development of teachers who can act freely and spontaneously with intentionality. Building from materials in sensitivity training, traditional human relations programs, and behavioral psychology, the program provides a systematic, graduated set of human relations exercises which facilitate personal growth while avoiding invasion of personal privacy. Behavioral objectives have been established and tested in five hierarchical modules. Trainees first demonstrate their ability to engage in the specific behavior, then practice it or use it in their daily life, and finally teach some aspect of the module they have just learned in the university laboratory school. The model provides teachers with an important bridge between personal experience and public practice. A variety of programed texts, audiotape and videotape instructional programs, and individual and group procedures are utilized to impart the concepts of this program. Teachers who have achieved all the behavioral objectives of the program are ready to serve as peer teachers and work as course assistants during ensuing terms. Evaluation of the program in workshops presented in other parts of the country suggests the feasibility of such a program in teacher education. (Author/MBM)
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Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Univ., Amherst. School of Education.
Note: 1971 AACTE Distinguished Achievement Awards entry