ERIC Number: ED114376
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Sep
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Our Teachers are Crying: A Positive Approach to Solving Classroom Problems.
Ruben, Ann G.
This book presents a positive approach to solving classroom problems. It contains eight chapters, the first of which describes some of the problems faced by teachers and offers a solution in the form of group consultation--a situation in which teachers can share their problems. Chapter 2 discusses the consultation group method. It describes the role of the leader, presents exercises to facilitate behavior change, and contains a plan and guidelines for consultation group sessions. There is also a discussion of the similarities and differences between consultation groups and therapy groups. The subject of chapter 3 is the group leader. This chapter describes the leader's functions and role. Chapter 4 discusses prevalent problems which confront the group leader and offers suggestions on how to handle them. Chapter 5 contains sample dialogues of group sessions and a discussion of the phases the group goes through. In chapter 6, the reader is shown how the group sessions can be used to solve classroom problems. Chapter 7 contains a questionnaire and sample responses that evaluate the consultation group experience. The final chapter tells what is needed to improve the teacher training curriculum in teacher education institutions, and what the public school systems must do to meet the teacher's needs. It also describes what some universities and public school systems are currently doing to meet these needs. (RC)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Guidance Programs, Classroom Techniques, Counselor Teacher Cooperation, Group Counseling, Group Guidance, Inservice Teacher Education, Student Teacher Relationship, Teachers
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