ERIC Number: ED198377
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
The Woman Within.
This document is a leader's guide for conducting a course in improving self-esteem for mature middle- and upper-class women. After a section on characteristics needed by group leaders and pointers on conducting group discussions, the document contains lesson plans for eight discussion-group lessons. Topics covered during the eight sessions include the following: the importance of a positive self-image; discovering the roots of the self-image; putting yourself in control; the importance of honest communication; putting male relationships in the proper perspective (2 sessions); overcoming fears; and putting it all together. Each lesson plan contains exercises for participants, handouts, and tips for the group leader. Optional pre- and posttests for evaluating the course are included in an appendix to the document. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adults, Assertiveness, Communication Skills, Fear, Females, Individual Development, Instructional Materials, Interpersonal Competence, Interpersonal Relationship, Leaders Guides, Leadership Qualities, Males, Personality Development, Postsecondary Education, Self Actualization, Self Concept, Self Esteem, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Self Help Programs, Sex Fairness, Sex Stereotypes, Social Behavior
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Women's Educational Equity Act Program (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: South Hills Health System, Homestead, PA.