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ERIC Number: ED113621
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 22
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Glasser Discussions in Elementary School.
Fletcher, M. Josephine
Research results have suggested that reduction of anxiety and defensiveness among students in a group situation enhances school achievement and school motivation. The present study aimed at demonstrating that using the Glasser discussion method, which encourages students to take responsibility and discuss various problems that they face in school, increases motivation and improves their self-concept. Six groups of 10 elementary school students each served as subjects. Two groups were led by counselors, another two by teachers while the other two served as controls. The increase in school motivation, as assessed from the pre- and post-treatment scores of the subjects on the SCAMIN inventory, was significantly higher in the counselor-led groups than in the teacher-led groups, but the experimental groups were not significantly different from the control groups. The increase in self-concept, as assessed on the SCAMIN Inventory, was significantly higher in the teacher-led groups than it was either in the counselor-led or control groups. The author concludes by suggesting that the Glasser discussion techniques be used for a longer time span. (Author/SE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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