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ERIC Number: ED039593
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 8
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Role Models - Peers or Adults.
Hawkes, F. J.
Proceeding on the assumption that humans learn behaviors by imitating the behavior of others, the author is concerned with the appropriate behavioral models needed in dealing with delinquent female adolescents in a group situation. Three potential models are discussed: (1) the group leader or leaders; (2) the group members; and (3) the invited visitors to group sessions. The ideal leadership team is described in terms of age, sex, socioeconomic background, personality characteristics, amount of training, etc. Primary, however, is the ability to interact successfully. Considerable emphasis is placed on the delinquent girls themselves and their potential modelling power, especially that of peer leaders. The optimal use of visitors is discussed. (TL)
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Authoring Institution: Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins.