ERIC Number: ED180879
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Discussion Leader Guide for Confrontation: A Human Relations Training Unit and Simulation Game for Teachers and Administrators in a Multi-Ethnic Elementary and High School.
Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, Berkeley, CA.
This discussion leader guide for teachers and administrators is designed to accompany four films in a human relations training unit titled "Confrontation." The guide is presented in two parts. Part I outlines objectives and episodes in each film and suggests discussion questions and solutions. Objectives of the first film, "School-Community," are to make school personnel aware of the communication gap between school and community and to encourage participants to take concrete steps toward increasing communication with the community. The second film, "Alienating Language," presents ways in which language can aid instead of prevent effective communication and stimulates viewers to examine their own language. The third film, "Rules and Regulations," examines the reasonableness and necessity of school rules and encourages discussion of ways of enforcing rules so that students' self-respect is left intact. The final film, "Classroom Confrontations," depicts classroom conflict so that participants may examine problems which cause the conflict and anticipate their occurrence. Part II presents four model lessons for effective discussions. Each model organizes skills around problems most likely to occur in human relations discussions and concentrates on one discussion objective. Model I focuses on the non-participant and the content of the film; Model II on the discussion monopolizer and the relevance of the film to the individual school; Model III on techniques for reconciling opposing points of view and proposing solutions; and Model IV on getting off the subject and implementing solutions. The films are available from the Anti-Defamation League. (KC)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Classroom Environment, Conflict Resolution, Discussion Groups, Educational Problems, Elementary Secondary Education, Guides, Inservice Education, Parent Attitudes, School Community Relationship, Sensitivity Training, Student School Relationship, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Attitudes
Anti Defamation League, 823 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017 ($1.95)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: B'nai B'rith, New York, NY. Anti-Defamation League.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, Berkeley, CA.