ERIC Number: ED199243
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Processing the Emotional Needs of the Preservice Teacher.
Braun, Joseph A., Jr.
An approach to reducing stress in student teachers, known as the Circle, incorporates the basic strategies of group counseling. The Circle is comprised of a small group of students gathered in a relaxed atmosphere for the purpose of sharing new teaching experiences common to all. The accepting, nurturing attitude of the Circle creates an environment where candid discussion of problems and successes can be productive. Discussion sessions focus upon getting individuals attuned to their positive and negative thoughts and emotions, clarifying individual self-concepts and understanding of responsibilities, and encouraging development of personal competence in social interaction. (JD)
Descriptors: Cooperating Teachers, Field Experience Programs, Group Counseling, Group Therapy, Helping Relationship, Higher Education, Interpersonal Competence, Mental Health, Preservice Teacher Education, Self Concept, Stress Variables, Student Attitudes, Student Needs, Student Teachers, Teacher Responsibility
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A