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ERIC Number: ED259514
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Teachers Frame of Mind: Autonomy vs. Alienation in Classrooms for Emotionally Disturbed Children.
Szajnberg, Nathan
A psychiatric consultant to a large public school system's program for emotionally disturbed children describes his impressions of teachers who were able to create a daily therapeutic environment despite dismal facilities, low teacher morale and lack of administrative support. One such teacher involved his high school students in decorating and furnishing the classroom from salvaged materials. Another, a teacher of 8-to 10-year olds, exhibited an attitude of learning from the child the meaning of the child's symptoms and valuing rather than eliminating those symptoms. A third teacher used his knowledge of antiques to inspire in students an understanding of the value of the past. It is concluded that the teacher's frame of mind is a central feature in successful programing for students with emotional and behavioral problems. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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