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ERIC Number: ED041823
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 9
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Experiential Innovations in Teaching Visiting Teachers.
Fowler, Dan E.
This paper describes a 6-week summer course for 11 older graduates working as visiting teachers in nine Georgia counties, seeing many emotionally disturbed children and families. The course was intended to increase the self-awareness and self-confidence of the teachers, and the methods used included 1) Social System Simulation, with groups of five forming a simulated family; 2) Family Sculpturing, including discussion of the interaction between the family system and the community system; 3) Idea Development Laboratory, in which students bombarded each other with creative ideas; and 4) Encountertapes, ten audio tapes with instructions, including a number of sensitivity exercises. The group of five black and six white teachers felt that the encountertapes helped them to see the members of the other race as unique individuals for the first time, which would help them in their work with integrated caseloads. [Not available in hardcopy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (MBM)
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Note: Paper presented at the 1970 annual meeting of the American Personnel and Guidance Association Convention