ERIC Number: ED158209
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Mar-22
Hatching the EGG: A Model for Educational Growth Groups.
Cerio, James E.
Educational Growth Groups are highly structured groups which place heavy emphasis on personal responsibility, interpersonal communication skills, and empathic understanding. Facilitators reach students by using a variety of media forms to discuss topics not commonly covered in the classroom. The EGG has the potential of offering preventive counseling to large numbers of people. In each group, previously held values and beliefs are challenged, new information is presented, and participants plan ways of using their fresh awareness and knowledge. EGG's fill the gap between what is learned in the classroom and on the streets. For counselors, EGG's help them expand their impact in a university/school by working with students who probably would not come for personal counseling. In this presentation, a brief review of the literature provides the background for the development of Educational Growth Groups, and the simple, step-by-step model for preparing, promoting, and conducting Educational Growth Groups is presented. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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