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Psychology in the Classroom, A Manual for Teachers
Psychology in the Classroom A Manual for Teachers Author:Rudolf Dreikurs, M.D. From the back cover: "Psychology in the Classroom", Second Edition, is a practical manual providing the prospective and in-service teacher with the background information and methods necessary to deal effectively with behavior problems and learning deficiencies of students. Recognizing that the traditional methods used to influence children have... more » become ineffective in a democratic setting, this text is grounded in the philosophy of democracy and the socio-teleological approach of Adlerian psychology. Within this framework, the book presents a training in the use of psychodynamics, helps the teacher to understand the motivation of each child (including the disturbed or maladjusted child), and provides the means of changing motivation through the use of psychological and group dynamic approaches. The new edition enlarges on the significance and techniques of group approaches in the classroom, particularly the use of group discussions.
Divided into two parts, the text first discusses the theoretical premises for the application of the psychological approach in the classroom. Part II examines everyday classroom problems and presents correct and incorrect attempts to solve them, offering many examples of effective procedures and good results. These reports are based on actual classroom situations in which disturbed children were involved."« less