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ERIC Number: ED194462
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Supervisors Take a Look: Hidden Agendas Can Influence the Atmosphere in an Educational Setting.
Semple, Edward E., Jr.
Classroom groups work on two levels. The first is the level of the surface task with which the group is immediately concerned. The second level includes the hidden agendas of participants in the group. These are the undisclosed personal goals, needs, and aspirations of individuals. One way in which teachers can discover the hidden agendas of their students is through role playing. This process can create an awareness of underlying motivations which govern an individual's behavior in a group. Suggestions are made in this paper for organizing effective role playing activities in the classroom. A brief profile is presented of individual reactions in a group setting, and pointers are offered for teachers and supervisors for handling hidden agendas. (JD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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