ERIC Number: ED169036
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Some Critical Areas of Teacher/Advisory Groups and School Organization Development.
Aiken, James B.
In establishing a secondary school teacher/advisor system and advisory group, the advisor should direct his efforts toward and encourage decisions about three critical areas: the state of the group and possible enabling norm patterns; the conditions of openness, trust, and safety in the group; and the student in relation to the group processes. The teacher/advisor's role is not the same as it is while teaching subject matter, for his/her attention in the advisory group must be directed to the group forces that are essential to the movement of the group and critical to each student's learning experience. The introduction of a teacher/advisor system in a high school can trigger an organized development effort in the high school as well, which can lead to a reappraisal of the total learning situation and the processes of interaction involved. (DS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Note: For related document, see SP 014 050