Adler and Ellis in the Classroom Analytical Essay by Master Researcher

Adler and Ellis in the Classroom
A review of the theories of Adler and Ellis in the classroom.
# 36697 | 1,150 words | 8 sources | APA | 2002 | US

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This paper looks at the theorists Alfred Adler and Albert Ellis, whose research was on the effects of divorce and who tried to give educators ways to help children deal with their feelings about divorce so they can continue with their education. The writer examines how their theories can be used to help educators in the classroom with elementary children.

From the Paper:

"Breaking down Albert Ellis' theory of Rational Emotive Behavioral Theory (REBT) can be as simple as ABC. A is for activating experiences such as divorce. B stands for the beliefs that children may have toward the divorce. C is for consequences or negative emotions that children feel toward their beliefs. The humanistic educator is "concerned with the development of self-awareness and a realistic self-concept" (Vernon 1996). Divorce is painful and often the self-concept of children lowers when their parents are getting a divorce. The holistic educator helps the child deal with the beliefs toward the divorce and any irrational beliefs.
"Ellis gives 12 different ideas that may cause and sustain neurosis in the individual. One of these is the "Idea that it is horrible when things are not the way we like them to be" (Ellis 2003). Divorce is never idea for any child or couple, but looking at the positive facts helps the child to deal with the anger from the divorce."

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