ERIC Number: ED380449
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
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Courageous Teaching: Creating a Caring Community in the Classroom.
This book synthesizes a group process conceptual framework and a practical model for facilitating learning. The book contains a curriculum of sequenced and developmental group process activities designed to make school meaningful for every student, a description of how to become skillful with the art and science of facilitative group process, and information on how to create a caring learning environment in which young people are simultaneously engaged emotionally and intellectually. The focus is on enabling students to become good persons while they are becoming academically proficient. It is a model for infusing character development into the curriculum whereby every lesson becomes meaningful and purposeful to students. Three themes form the basis for the book's personal growth philosophy: the experiential theme, the developmental theme, and the transcendental theme. Personal growth is facilitated via the sequential stages of caring, sharing (self-disclosure), awareness, self-respect, faith, self-responsibility, and purposefulness. The process and activities presented were tested with thousands of students and educators and are designed to work in every classroom at every grade level (with some language and content modification for young children). (Contains 39 references.) (JDD)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Curriculum Development, Developmental Programs, Developmental Stages, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Development, Group Dynamics, Higher Education, Individual Development, Intellectual Development, Moral Development, Program Implementation, Student Development, Teacher Role, Teaching Models
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Rd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91320 ($19.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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