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ERIC Number: ED148698
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 211
Abstractor: N/A
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Human Development Program: Level I Activity Guide, Revised 1972.
Bessell, Harold
The curriculum guide presents the activities component of the Human Development Program for the first grade. The Human Development Program (HDP) is an affective curricular approach developed by psychologists to aid teachers in instilling responsibility and self-confidence in children. The guide presents topics and directions for 180 sequential Human Development Sessions in which teachers and students sit in a circle (called a Magic Circle) for 20 minutes each day to talk about feelings. The topics are based upon awareness, self-confidence (also called mastery), and social interaction. The major objectives are to encourage children to show acceptance of others, and to listen to and focus upon the feelings of others. First grade discussion topics reinforce these objectives by dealing with ambivalence in feelings, thoughts, and behavior; the difference between effective and ineffective behavior; and the difference between reality and fantasy. The format of each Magic Circle topic includes instructions to the teacher on how to prepare the session, explain the topic, lead the daily session, and help the children review and summarize what they learned. (Author/DB)
Human Development Training Institute, 7574 University Avenue, La Mesa, California 92041 ($8.95, paperbound)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
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Authoring Institution: Human Development Training Inst., La Mesa, CA.