ERIC Number: ED164476
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The Teacher's Role in Others-Concept Development. Studies in Curriculum Development No. 5, 1978.
Galluzzi, Edward G.; And Others
This monograph attempts to provide a new framework in which to understand children's perceptions of one another and suggests some methods for effecting positive change in interpersonal attitudes and behavior. Section one of the document provides a general introduction to the others-concept, a term which refers to a person's perceptions of others. Section two provides a definition and some explanation of the others-concept as an orientation toward others which appears to develop early in life. The third section presents empirical findings that demonstrate the relationship between a person's others-concept and actual behavior. In the fourth section an effort is made to understand the development of the others-concept in the context of well-established theories of developmental psychology. Section five deals with the assessment of a person's others-concept, including formal testing by means of the Paired Hands Test and also informal procedures that the teacher may devise. Practical suggestions and ideas for teachers are presented in the sixth section. Some conclusions and references appear at the end. (DS)
Descriptors: Behavior Development, Children, Elementary Education, Interpersonal Relationship, Peer Relationship, Student Attitudes, Teacher Role
Curriculum Research and Development Center, Statesman Towers West, School of Education, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana 47809 ($1.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana State Univ., Terre Haute. Curriculum Research and Development Center.