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ERIC Number: ED130992
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 232
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Human Relations Development: A Manual for Educators. Second Edition.
Gazda, George M.; And Others
The exercises in this manual are designed to help elementary and secondary educators in the development of human relations skills, and with slight modification the exercises may be appropriate for college and university educators as well. The procedures for human relations skill development presented in the manual were developed over several years with preservice and inservice teachers, administrators, and educational specialists. Described and operationalized throughout the manual is a model for human relations training based on the research of counselors and psychotherapists. From these studies, one common thread was discovered--certain conditions or dimensions offered by a therapist, when present at high levels, led to the growth of the client and, when absent or present in only low levels, led to the deterioration of the client. The model outlines specific goals for the helpee (the person seeking assistance) that are determined collaboratively by the helpee and the helper (therapist, educator, etc.). The nature of the interaction is controlled by the helper. The helper is the expert on the conditions necessary for change to occur and therefore must control his behavior to create an atmosphere of security and trust. According to the theory behind the model, the conditions necessary for healthy, productive, interpersonal relationships can be taught, systematically practiced, and incorporated into one's life style. The exercises presented in the manual are designed to facilitate the incorporation of such conditions. The appendixes contain a vocabulary list of affective adjectives, a list of communication leads, and sample scales for rating the helpee. (MM)
Allyn and Bacon, Inc., 470 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02210 (No price quoted)
Publication Type: Guides - General
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