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ERIC Number: ED085620
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
Pages: 21
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The Therapeutic Community Teaching Concept in Behavioral Science Education.
Bassin, Alexander
In an attempt to move the principles and technology of the therapeutic community into the college classroom, the author used mutual interviews and first-name group discussion among his students to build group rapport. Once group leaders were assigned, the students again used interviewing techniques to admit members to the groups. Other features of a therapeutic community such as goal setting, contract negotiation, and a token economy characterized this classroom setting. To create a sense of community and to conduct classroom activities, leaders attended staffmeetings, and students elected ombudsmen to represent them at these sessions. Seminars, quiz packets, and group projects constituted classroom activities. Generally favorable feedback from students led the author to feel the teaching concept was helpful. (LAA)
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Note: Paper presented at the American Sociological Association Meeting, 27-30 August 1973, New York, New York