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ERIC Number: ED075344
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-May
Pages: 9
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The Group Experience in Schools. (A Preliminary View for English Teachers).
Harley, John K.
This research explored the implications for a teacher in undertaking small-group work in the classroom. The two resources used were "The Practice of Group Work" by William Schwartz and "Group Work in Secondary Schools", and the "Training of Teachers in Its Methods" by Barrington Kaye and Irving Rogers. The first resource was concerned with methodological principles for social work in general and group work in particular. The second resource contained an empirical account of the practical issues involved in the secondary classroom group experience. Both resources were used in an investigation of the phases of group work, specification of the work, self-selection of groups, the teacher's role, and the group experience in teaching English. Both resources agreed on the following conclusions: a) the teacher and/or worker must be sensitive to group needs, b) the group must have a self-directed, common goal, and c) the group must be self-selected. Contrasting views of these resources involved the role of feelings and responsibilities for the teacher and/or worker in the group experience. (BRB)
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Note: Paper presented at Conference of Canadian Education Associations, McGill University, May, 1972