ERIC Number: ED258702
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Effective Child Guidance: An Educator's Guidebook.
Hill, Brent Mathews
This guidebook is designed to assist educators in becoming more effective child guidance leaders within the school system. Sections discuss the following areas: (1) indicators of current emotional problems; (2) children's common emotional problems, including fears, separation and loss, misbehavior motivations, aggressiveness, stealing, lying, shyness, hyperactivity, hospitalization anxiety, wetting and soiling, and childhood sensuality; (3) predictors of future emotional problems; (4) affective education, specifically considering the DUSO (Developing Understanding of Self and Others) curriculum, "magic circles," classroom meetings, and the building of an affective education program; (5) relaxation training and guided imagery; (6) the role of the mental health professional; (7) guidance activities such as the Georgia Comprehensive Guidance Series, primary guidance activities, role playing, bibliotherapy, and the five faces technique; and (8) professional stress. Aspects considered under this heading are: the relationship between education and stress; dealing with stress; identifying sources of stress; physical needs; relaxation training; time management; support systems; and rethinking in the areas of nonassertiveness, conflicts, and illogical thought patterns. The guidance activities section of the manual includes a list of materials useful for bibliotherapy in the areas of capabilities, death, differences, divorce, cooperation, emotions, fears, family concerns, handicaps, medical concerns, school, and shyness. Illustrative guidance activities are appended. (RH)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Bibliotherapy, Consultation Programs, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Problems, Guidance, Guidelines, Humanistic Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Intervention, Mental Health, Mental Health Programs, Preschool Education, Prevention, Psychoeducational Methods, Secondary School Teachers, Stress Management, Stress Variables, Student Needs, Teacher Role
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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Note: Developed as part of a practicum, Nova University. For related documentS, see PS 015 131 and PS 015 254.