ERIC Number: ED121864
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: N/A
HDP [Human Development Program] Supplementary Idea Guide.
Human Development Training Inst., La Mesa, CA.
Over the years that the Institute for Personal Effectiveness in Children has been conducting teacher training workshops in the Human Development Program (HDP), demand has steadily increased for ready reference materials that speak to the issues of implementing the HDP. This manual has been developed to speak specifically to these issues and to act as a supplement to the first half of the HDP Theory manual. HDP is a curricular approach to preventive mental health. It uses daily experiences in a small, semi-structured group to facilitate social and emotional growth in children. Specifically, HDP is geared to help create: (1) awareness; the aware child knows what he thinks, what he feels, and how he acts; sitting in a group of 10 or 12 of his classmates for 20 minutes a day, and with his teacher as a supportive listener and group facilitator, he responds to cues to express his feelings, thoughts, and behaviors; (2) mastery; the child who is developing mastery is also developing independence, and a sense of his own autonomy; circle sessions with peers help him get in touch with these elements when they are cued to appropriate subjects; and, (3) social interaction; building on skills of awareness and mastery, the social interaction portion of the program helps youngsters discover what works and what does not work with people. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Group Discussion, Guides, Human Development, Individual Power, Instructional Materials, Interpersonal Competence, Mental Health, Sensitivity Training, Small Group Instruction, Social Relations, Student Attitudes, Student Teacher Relationship, Teaching Methods
Human Development and Training Institute, 7574 University Avenue, La Mesa, California 92041 ($7.95)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Human Development Training Inst., La Mesa, CA.