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ERIC Number: ED141712
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Oct-10
Reference Count: 0
The Counselor as Consultant to Teachers: Improving Communication Through Role Playing.
Conoley, Colleen; Moore, Betty J.
This study gives counselors some "cook-book" instructions in techniques of working with groups of teachers to give the latter explicit and detailed instructions for the use of role playing with their students. Role playing is described as a minimally threatening and maximally familiar way to increase students' understanding and acceptance of the behavior of other people. The reader is given step-by-step directions as how to build the confidence and support of teachers regarding their use of role playing which may be introduced first as a technique of teaching subject matter or career education. The next step suggested is teacher participation in role playing of social situations or problems in their own day-to-day lives. The technique of role reversal is recommended. Finally, the practice of role playing as a source of insight and sensitivity to the feelings of self and others is described. Significant questions are suggested for consideration. The appendix includes samples of role playing situations which the counselor or teachers may want to use. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Texas Personnel and Guidance Association (Brownsville, Texas, October 8-11, 1975)