ERIC Number: ED103773
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Group Dynamics for Student Activities. New Directions for Student Councils, Number 9.
Mathes, George E.
Group effectiveness is determined by many things. It takes long and exacting effort to discover the precise combination that unlocks the door to success. Although many of the forces that shape group behavior may be intangible, involving subtle factors of personality, much of group activity can be analyzed scientifically. In this booklet, the ninth of the New Directions for Student Councils series, the author introduces the reader to the complex study of forces that determine how well--or how badly--a group works. The study of group dynamics, no matter how scientific, will not provide an organization with all of the answers to all of its problems. The editors are confident, however, that if those who are involved in the student activities program understand factors that influence group work, the result can be more constructive group behavior and more dynamic activities. Topics under discussion in the booklet include: (1) group dynamics--what's it all about, (2) effective student leadership, (3) popular theories about leaders, (4) forces active in student groups, (5) the effective student group, (6) group behavior, and (7) evaluating leadership skills. (Author/PC)
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Group Behavior, Group Dynamics, Leadership Qualities, Pamphlets, School Activities, Secondary Education, Student Government, Theories, Youth Leaders
The National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1201 16th Street, N. W., Washington, D. C. 20036 (HC-$1.00)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.
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