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ERIC Number: ED106729
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Pages: 172
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Improving Child Management Practices of Parents and Teachers. Maxi I Practicum. Final Report.
Adreani, Arnold J.; McCaffrey, Robert
The practicum design reported in this document was based on one basic assumption, that the adult perceptions of children influence adult behavior toward children which in turn influences the child's behavior. Therefore, behavior changes by children could best be effected by changing the adult perception of, and behavior toward, the child. Parent/teacher study discussion groups were carried out for fourteen weeks in three schools using the Adlerian model of child-management. Evaluation of improvement in child-management practices was measured by pre- and post-tests given to participants before and after study discussion group involvement. During discussion study, group participants were encouraged to discuss problems as well as techniques that worked well with their children. At the end of the 14 weeks, 48 members of the group rated the overall impression of the value of the group study as excellent; 48 rated it good; and only 12 called it fair. Some participants felt that understanding family constellations had brought about changes in their family living. In general, the group study seemed to promote a more relaxed feeling among teachers and a greater degree of self-confidence. A complete practicum packet and outline is provided in the document. (Author/PC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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