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ERIC Number: ED027087
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 36
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Mental Health. What Research Says to the Teacher Series Number 24.
Peck, Robert F.; Mitchell, James V., Jr.
Reasonably good mental health is a necessary precondition to orderly thought and responsible action. In human relationships, the mental health status of teacher and child interact to produce a positive or negative classroom environment. Mental health consists of (1) objective judgment, (2) autonomy, (3) emotional maturity, (4) self-realizing drive, (5) self-acceptance, and (6) respect for others. Basic needs of an individual can be divided into five categories: physiological needs, safety needs, love needs, esteem needs, and the need for self-actualization. The home and school should fulfill these needs as a minimal requirement for good mental health. Neurotic anxiety exists when a need is unfulfilled, and teachers can do things to cope with pupils' anxieties. Mental health aids for teachers are important, and schools should have counseling services. (DO)
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Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC. Association of Classroom Teachers.