ERIC Number: ED339945
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
The Dynamics of Relationships. A Guide for Developing Self Esteem and Social Skills for Preteens and Young People. Teacher's Manual.
Kramer, Patricia; Frazer, Linda
This teacher's manual was prepared for the program and curriculum, "The Dynamics of Relationships," Carl Roger's dream of what education should be. The program is meant to employ a preventive approach to many of the social problems affecting young people and families today; it was designed to help students (preteens and young people) develop a strong self-image, effective communication skills, strong coping skills, realistic expectations, and a clearer understanding of what is necessary to make relationships work. The teacher's manual, which contains the student text in its entirety, also contains a teacher introduction with sections on the real problems of youth, program objectives, training, leadership criteria, lists of 48 teacher and 7 student guidelines, and a description of the text. Supplementary teaching materials are included. The manual contains various activities for each of the three chapters (Self-Esteem, Communication, and Anger and Conflict), plus review and discussion questions at the end of each chapter. Also included are various experiential exercises and teacher activities that can be used in conjunction with each chapter, as well as a list of songs, resource materials, and contacts to further assist teachers. Because the program was designed to be non-structured, specific lesson plans or designated time periods for individual chapters are not given. The manual concludes with a glossary and set of teacher activities, along with information on mutual help groups and order sheets. (NB)
Descriptors: Anger, Conflict Resolution, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Interpersonal Communication, Interpersonal Competence, Interpersonal Relationship, Secondary School Students, Self Esteem, Skill Development, Teacher Role, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Guides
Equal Partners, 3371 Beaverwood Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20906 ($17.95 teacher manual, $13.95 student manual, ISBN-929577043; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Equal Partners, Silver Spring, MD
Note: Student manual (included in teacher manual) is also available separately. For manuals for teenage/young adult level, see CG 023 847.