ERIC Number: ED216218
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1955
Reference Count: 0
Understanding How Groups Work. Leadership Pamphlet #4.
Adult Education Association of U.S.A., Washington, DC.
This pamphlet on understanding how groups work is the fourth of 16 in a series to provide leaders in adult activities with sound introductory material to give practical help in using a method of adult education or working in a particular area. Its objective is to help leaders learn about group behavior. Eight articles and how-tos are included. "Pressures of Groups" describes some of the forces that exert pressures on groups. The basic steps in diagnosing causes of disruptive group behavior and sensitivities needed to do this are presented in "Diagnosing Group Problems.""Some Basic Issues" describes three conflicts that all gatherings of individuals face in the process of becoming groups and that need to be resolved. "When They Fight,""It's Apathy If,""Indecision," and "The Hidden Agenda" discuss four types of behavior that commonly trouble groups and suggest the kinds of underlying problems these behaviors often indicate. The final article, "Improving Group Efficiency," suggests ways in which groups may learn to increase their sensitivity to their own processes. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Adult Education Association of U.S.A., Washington, DC.
Note: For related documents see CE 032 641-656.