ERIC Number: ED346394
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Children Helping Children: Teaching Students To Become Friendly Helpers. A Leadership Training Program for Young Students.
Myrick, Robert D.; Bowman, Robert P.
This training manual provides a sequence of organized training sessions and activities which prepare elementary school students for such helping roles as student assistant, tutor, special friend, and small group leader. The first chapter discusses growing up in a changing world, defines peer facilitation, and provides an overview of the book. The second chapter focuses on children as helpers. Four categories of student helper roles are examined. Peer facilitator programs are discussed, and contributions that students have made when working with peers are examined. The third chapter presents the first step in beginning a peer facilitator program, namely, making a commitment. The need for the program, purpose of the program, and the program's objectives are discussed. Four characteristics of a helping relationship are outlined. The fourth chapter presents the next three steps for organizing a peer facilitator program: forming a plan, enlisting support, and selecting the facilitators. The fifth chapter examines the fifth step for peer facilitator programs: training the facilitators. Organization of the training sessions is discussed. The sixth step for organizing a peer facilitator program, implementing and supervising projects, is the subject of chapter 6. The seventh chapter considers the seventh step: assessing and evaluating progress. Four areas of assessment are reviewed. Finally, the eighth and last chapter discusses trainers as facilitators and learners. Appendixes outline supplemental activities for chapters 1 through 7. A bibliography listing 170 sources and the "Code of Ethics for Peer Helpers" by the National Peer Helpers Association conclude the manual. (LLL)
Descriptors: Counselor Training, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Helping Relationship, Leadership Training, Peer Counseling, Program Evaluation, Student Leadership
Educational Media Corporation, P.O. Box 21311, Minneapolis, MN 55421 ($10.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For related documents, see CG 024 304-305.