ERIC Number: ED347411
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Caring and Sharing: Becoming a Peer Facilitator.
Myrick, Robert D.; Erney, Tom
This book contains information and skill-building activities designed to train adolescents as peer facilitators. The first chapter describes peer facilitation and provides an overview of the book. The second chapter discusses principles, concepts, and ideas to help better understand how people learn, make decisions, change, and develop their own unique personalities. The third chapter describes the process of attentive listening. The fourth chapter discusses the skills and intuitive elements needed for the facilitator to increase the chances that the helping conditions will be present and that the relationship will be beneficial. The fifth chapter describes a facilitative feedback model. The value of feedback, feedback as praise, feedback as confrontation, direct and indirect feedback, and using feedback in a group are discussed. The sixth chapter examines responsible decision-making. A five-step model is presented which can serve as a guide in decision-making. The seventh chapter addresses the evaluation process. Assessment of self and others is discussed as information needed to evaluate progress, make adjustments when necessary, give direction, and eventually help group members understand more about their work. The eighth chapter focuses on practical aspects of being a peer facilitator. Three peer facilitator roles are described, and possible work settings are described. The ninth chapter provides information for handling problem moments as a peer facilitator. (LLL)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Communication Skills, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Feedback, Leadership Training, Peer Counseling
Educational Media Corporation, P.O. Box 21311, Minneapolis, MN 55421 ($8.95).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: For leader's manual, see CG 024 338.