ERIC Number: ED079638
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Human Relations Laboratory for Junior High School Personnel.
Israel, Joseph, A.; Savitsky, Albert M.
A human relations laboratory for junior high school personnel was conducted as an in-service offering by two counselors. The purpose of the laboratory was to develop in the participants an appreciation of, and a capacity to perform, three primary learning tasks: (1) generation of valid and useful information; (2) organization of choices emanating from the information and put them into action; and (3) maintainance of effectiveness through internal commitment to implementation. Each participant was carefully assessed at several points during the process to determine whether or not change occurred. Results showed marked improvement on the part of most of the participants in taking a variety of leadership roles, i.e., those involving systems modification in their own buildings. In addition, some of the participants experienced a heightened state of awareness in their own lives and began to think about how they affected other people, including students and staff. No members seemed to have suffered ill effects from involvement in the laboratory experience. Other labs of this type have been planned. (Author/NMF)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Quincy Public Schools, MA.