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ERIC Number: ED102158
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Feb-21
Pages: 13
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Affective Education in the Junior High Schools: A Program for Staff Reorientation.
Hyland, Timothy
The purpose of this paper is to examine ways in which junior high school staff might be reoriented to better function within new objectives, methods, and materials. It is hypothesized that reexamined objectives have indicated a need for greater emphasis in affective-social psychological areas. Staff development within such a context consists of teacher selection, teacher assignment, teacher development, and teacher release. Teachers hired should possess characteristics consonant with the determined goal. Measuring these characteristics can be done through inventories and interview techniques. Teacher assignment is very important since teachers are almost always more likely to maintain a better, less hostile atmosphere in the calssroom if they are content in their position. Another element of this phase can be labelled psychological education, i.e., the use of counselors in a classroom role. Teacher development involves self-help (in the form of classes, clinics, or workshops) and supervision (an important element frequently overlooked). The final phase is teacher release. Many administrators have been reluctant to remove ineffective staff members--a policy which has been largely responsible for the charge that schools are places where teachers work, rather than places where children learn. (PB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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