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ERIC Number: ED349278
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Accepting the Challenge of Facing Your Issues and Empowering Yourself.
Kimsey, Ilene A.
This paper describes a workshop designed for individuals involved in inservice education and staff development for school personnel. The purpose of the workshop was to help participants learn and integrate some simple and functional skills that would enable them to face issues and empower themselves. The focus is on developing skills to become a change master for oneself and skills to assist other individuals and organizations with self-empowerment. The workshop included participant activities designed to elicit identification of key issues facing educators. Issues identified include: need for higher quality staff development; need for people who will take on leadership roles; lack of professionalism; frustrated teachers, parents, and children; need for strategic planning; burnout; and need for cooperative decision making. The paper suggests that coping adequately with these issues and helping others to cope begins with knowledge of one's own feelings and experiences and developing a sense of self-worth. The paper includes a worksheet, "Accepting the Challenge of Facing Your Issues and Empowering Yourself." (IAH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Council of States on Inservice Education (16th, Houston, TX, November 21-26, 1991).